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SlickMariaVic
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2007 11:31:19 AM »

Its not that it isn't "contemporary" it just hasn't had a recent repopularization like knitting has.  If you are the type who has to have a pattern and make everything as shown, then tatting probably isnt for you; you'll be stuck making doilies and edgings forever. But if you get creative, that same edging could turn into a beautiful necklace. I am continuing my tatting adventures and am currently trying to learn bead tatting techniques and use hemp thread in my work.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007 06:15:52 AM »

tatters!!!  I needle tat and was recently given my first shuttle so I'll be foraying (for better or for worse) into that soon.  I have mostly been using my tatting for christmas decorations but I have some ideas of neat-o ways to use it that doesn't involve doilies.  Now all I need is time to do it in   Undecided  Tongue
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beckey23
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2007 07:21:14 PM »

I usually hang out over in knitting, but recently I borrowed my mother's tatting needles and some of her thread to give this a try. I got the the double knot, and the picot without problem (I have been teaching myself from a book, as I am left handed and my mom can't show me). My problem is that I can't get the ring to close. I have started over numerous times, but the darn thing just won't close. Can any one tell me what I might be doing wrong? I am using the long end of the thread like the book (and all the websites) say too. thanks in advance.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2007 01:39:17 AM »

An important thing to make sure of is that all your knots are forming over one thread, not snarling between the two, or alternating. As you make each knot see if you can get it to slide along the shuttle thread a little, and then open the ring out a bit (don't try and close it, just move it a few mm). If you can get the picot happening it sounds as though you have the flip down (where you move the knot between the threads) but perhaps subsequent knots don't flip.

It may also be a problem if you are using a textured thread to work with, or perhaps a really tight tension and a soft thread?
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SlickMariaVic
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2007 01:43:13 AM »

I had the same problem too! What is extremely difficult to get from books is the fact that you have to transfer the twist from your shuttlethread to the core thread, its called "the flip". That is why in boks it will tell you to hold the core thread loosely and the shuttlethread tight. I'm in a rush right now, but later today I will find a video for you that I found online that helped me understand this.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2007 12:21:52 PM »

Thanks for all the advice. I really appreciate it. I am going to try those suggestions and see if they help me out. Maybe my tension is just to tight?? hmm.....
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SlickMariaVic
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2007 02:05:05 PM »

Alright as promised, here is a link to the page with the video, its the one entitled "The Flip".
http://www.tatting.net/techniques.html
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2007 02:14:20 PM »

Alright as promised, here is a link to the page with the video, its the one entitled "The Flip".
http://www.tatting.net/techniques.html
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!  After reviewing the tape (a couple of times) I can see that the flip was/is my problem. I'm off to practice some more!! Thanks a bunch, SlickMariaVic!
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IamSusie
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2007 03:11:31 PM »

Tatting was the first needlecraft I learned as a child.  I made little flowers and simple trims, but I haven't done it in years. 
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beckey23
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2007 05:46:52 PM »

I have been plucking away at it for the last week or so and I think I am finally getting the hang of it. Thanks for all the help!
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