Photo by courtesy of David Smith

Dating tatting shuttles

Order a smaller or

If an element is repeated, it will often include instructions only once and you will need to extrapolate like elements. Order a smaller or bigger one if your hands are a bit smaller or bigger, and probably a bit bigger if you are a man. Stay tuned for the next lesson when we add a second thread, and a second shuttle to your tatting skill set. Even though this one is a very easy pattern, you will find plenty of diagrammatic patterns where you have to study the picture in this manner to figure it out.

Written and abbreviated patterns will tell you when to reverse work, but diagrammatic patterns usually do not unless there is a spot where it would not be expected. Aero makes bobbin shuttles which are quite useable, but the metal Boye bobbin shuttles I recommend against for beginners. Before getting on with it, there is one more technique you need to know about called reverse work, or turn.

Cynthia is one of the most outgoing and generous people I know. Each join will be to the last picot of the previous ring. Touching my heart, was a lovely tribute to three great tatters who have died in the past year and the impact they made on our craftBobbie Demmer, Terry McGuffin and Judi Banashek. If you are also looking for brand ideas, David Reed Smith makes some great shuttles, and there are several other good options. Patterns often use this handy tool, but not always, so before beginning a pattern it is a good idea to trace through it and make sure you are clear on the order of steps.

Simple shuttles today are made from plastics, and are about cm long. All numbers are numbers of double stitches, and dashes are picots. It includes bios of each teacher, a list of the teacher assistants for each class, a schedule, and list of participants and their contact information. Each person also got one free ticket to put into the drawing for some of the items donated for the scholarship fund. Tatting is a craft which is not very old, at least not in the form we know it today.

If an element is

The more dashes, the larger the picot. Look at the lines connecting the rings.

There are still new elements of tatting being invented. On the back of the name tag is the schedule for the weekend. Sometimes abbreviated patterns will include this, but often the author assumes that if you are making a ring, you will know to close it. Substitute those in your mind, and you get back to the same written pattern we just dissected above. Usually a shuttle is used to form a stitch, but you can use your hands only or a needle as well.

Plastic shuttles have the added advantage of being easy to bling out. These are great for visual learners, and many modern patterns are presented this way. Along with the goodie bag, you receive a a folder and a name tag. If you bought a kit for a class, there was a ticket that you took to vending, where they handed you your reserved kit. The diagram should show you a picture of what you are tatting, only with instructions.

Tatting Tatting is a form of lacemaking made up of knots, which are done over a carrier thread. The name tag has your name on the front, as well as your city and state.