A very long time ago I made an attempt to learn to tat. I’m typically a self-taught crafter, and the internet wasn’t around at that time. Needless to say, I gave up almost as quickly as I started! Moving forward to 2 weeks ago, (yes, only two weeks!!!) I gave needle tatting a try. Now there are great books and you-tube videos to help you learn. So along with those sources and a tatting needle, I found it so quick to pick up! I know there are shuttle tatting people and there are needle tatting people. I now fall in the latter group.
I found the charts and instructions easy to follow. And with the needle tatting, I found the process fairly quick (I’m an instant gratification type of gal!). Just a word of warning though, Curio is a little heavier than tatting thread, so take that into consideration that projects may turn out a bit bigger than the image in the pattern. Otherwise, it’s a great thread for learning the art of tatting.
Knit Picks is now carrying tatting tools, supplies and books. There are several shuttles, tatting needles, and several hankie styles to choose from. I didn’t have time before posting this blog to show you the hankies I’m working on. I’ll make another post when they are done. Also, the hankies work great with crocheted edging (I’m working on one of those too!)
Give it a try, I bet you will love it! I would love to hear about your tatting adventures!