Thursday, April 1, 2010

Time to Tat!

Today is International Tatting Day! So grab some chocolate and a glass of your favorite libation and hit that needle/shuttle! Don't know how to tat? GASP!!!! Oh my, you just gave me an attack of the vapors! never mind - you can learn how here:

This 'n' Tat - Shuttle Tatting Lessons

If you are a more visual learner, try this video:

Tatting From Start to Finishing
(Shuttle tatting)

And finally, Needle Tatting instructions:
Video - Need
le Tatting, Double Stitch Illustrated - First Steps in Needle Tatting

Which way do I tat? Well, mostly needle, as shuttle tatting tends to make my hands hurt - and I've never been very good at it!

Why should I tat, I hear you ask. Well, because it's a beautiful art form, there is pride in making things with your own two hands, and it helps you to slow down, relax and enjoy being in the moment - all good things!

And just to whet your appetite, here's some tatted eye candy:


  1. Liz,

    The tatting is beautiful. I'm not a tatter but have loved seeing it. I already, sew, embroider, knit, crochet and spin. Maybe one day when I retire (which may never happen as social security likes to remind me), I'll learn to tat.

  2. Hello Elizabeth. I have bought a book both on shuttle and needle tatting. I have tried shuttle with not much luck. So now I will try and needle tat. I so love the look of tatting. Your tatting is very lovely. I especially love the rose. vbg Welcome to the Needle Lace Talk. I am also a new member and looking forward to learning lots. Hugs Judy

  3. Beautiful tatting. I have always wondered if I could do it... Hum!


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