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« on: March 10, 2004 12:06:22 PM »

I didn't really know were to post this but  thought this would be the best place.

I have recently taught myself to tat and have just finnished this bookmark.
http://www.digikitten.com/playhousev2/files/sbub/bookmark.jpg
 I got the pattern from here
http://www.kersti.com/tatting/pat_006.html
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tami
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004 12:11:45 PM »

Wow!  Thats beautiful!  

Can you tell us of any good websites where we can learn how to tat?

Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004 01:31:01 PM »

That is really stunning.  Where did you learn to tat?  I would love to learn to do something like that.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2004 01:44:14 PM »

Hey, another tatter!

There are 3 ways to tat: Shuttle, needle, and cro-tatting.
All three methods have their pros and cons, so it's mostly a question of preference.


This site has video instructions for shuttle tatting
http://www.tatting.net/techniques.html

Stitchguide also has tutorials.
http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/tatting/stitch_pages/tatt_shuttleDS.html

You will need a special (extra long) tatting needle for needle tatting. They're 1-3 dollars for a set of 2 or 3. I've seen them at Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby also has shuttles.

It's possible to shuttle tat without a shuttle, but I don't recommend this for someone who isn't familiar tatting already. Here is a link to a cardboard shuttle that you can glue to cardstock and cut out.
http://www.palmettotatters.org/patterns/cardboardshuttle.shtml
However, a real shuttle (with plastic on both sides of the thread) is easiest to learn with, since the stitch involves sliding the thread between your fingers and the shuttle.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004 04:12:35 PM »

I'm glad you like it.
I learnt to tat from a book. The instrustions I found online I just couldn't work it out.
ecinue88 i'm glad to see there is another tatter around these parts. How long have you tatted? like i said i have only just learnt and there is still along way for me to go before i can do the stuff my Nana used to.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2004 07:09:04 PM »

That is so cute! Good job! Never tried tatting, but that sure makes me want to try!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2004 07:36:49 PM »

that is coooooooool, add tatting to my list of cool things to learn
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2004 08:40:05 PM »

I haven't been tatting long either, about a year. I taught myself the hard way through reverse engineering some tatting that I had gotten. Mostly I do shuttle tatting because I can do that much quicker than the other two.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2004 08:44:18 PM »

Wow that must have been a REALLY hard way to learn.
My nana tried to teach me when i was about 10 but she never really explained that important "flip" to me.

For anyone wanting to learn I have just come across this site which seams to explain things really well (for me at least)
http://www.geocities.com/tatrasutra/how2tat.html
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Bex
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2004 11:17:29 PM »

Wow...I'm going out tomorrow to buy the stuff to try that!
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Maripaz
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2004 05:12:03 AM »

Wow, your bookmark is gorgeous.  My great aunt tried to teach me how to tat last summer but I was too busy honing my crocheting skills and learning to knit to give the tatting much attention.  My cousin just made a beautiful tablerunner edged in tatted lace and eventually I'd like to try to make one too.  Thanks so much for all the sites and info, now I'll be able to give it another try!
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2004 07:49:59 PM »

Wow! What a lovely bookmark!

I've been tatting for about 7-8 years now, and I find there's still a lot to learn.

Congratulations, and happy tatting.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2004 06:46:54 AM »

Thats lovely.

I learnt to tat with a shuttle just after Christmas as well. I've only done a couple of snowflakes so far but I'm getting the hang of it. I'm not so comfortable at chains where you reverse the work.

I found some beautiful variegated perle cotton the other day that I wnat to try out. I've also found so great 1960's tatting books on Ebay.

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