Tatting?

Like with thread/yarn...realized that could be confusing...after I posted and now I can't change the title. -_-

This may sound like a stupid question but is tatting hard? Is it at least comparable to some other kinda of yarn/string....craft. Like knitting or crochet or something.

I've been meaning to learn for a while now. To be honest, I'm a little intimated is all.

And then you need a special needle? I was all confused. My sister told me she does it with out a tatting needle, but she never got around to teaching me before she went home (outta state).

I'm fairly certain I have the right kind of thread and MAYBE the rest of the materials (???). But I don't really know where to go next. Anybody know any good sites to learn from, I'm usually pretty good at teaching myself things. I just don't want to have to go through you tube looking up random video's that are totally useless or teach you completely wrong. I wouldn't know the difference until I realize that nothing I do is working at all.

Lol That's what happened with the whole knitting thing. Apparently I knit backwards? Or like I'm left handed? I dunno but at least that one worked out in the end.

Any advice you guys could give to a nOOb would be fantastic, and greatly appreciated!

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4 replies since 7th February 2013 • Last reply 30th November 2018

Tatting can be frustrating to learn, but well worth the effort. I learned from instructables. Yes you need a special tatting needle. I ordered a needle assortment from amazon for around 5 dollars.You could also learn to tat with a shuttle instead of a needle, but I don't know this method. I am happy to see a small resurgence in tatting. Just stick with it and don't let needle arts die!

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I like shuttle tatting but needle tatting is probably easier to learn because the actual motion of it is a little less confusing (if that makes any sense lol) my aunt taught me using a sport weight yard so it was bigger and easier to see how the know was forming on the thread. There are lots of videos on youtube for tatting beginners Happy

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This is a pretty good starting place: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/TipsTechniques.htm
You can also search "how to tat" for videos and patterns.
The picture is my "pocket project box". It will actually hold a second shuttle plus a pair of embroidery scissors, although right now I only have the single shuttle in it.

Medium pocket tatting kit
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