I've wanted to learn how to Tat
One afternoon, while visiting
House of Stitches
in LaPorte, Indiana
I looked on a lower shelf ---
I saw a basket of
tatting shuttles & instruction books & pattern books
Imagine my surprise!
I never noticed them before & had been to the shop
a number of times over 10+ years
Then, was told the Owner, Linda, tats!
Imagine my double surprise!
And, she offered to show my GF Mel & I
WOOT!!! Had my first instructions last Thursday
and haven't been able to do anything else
We got the basics of the chain, ring, & picot
All my spare time has been spent perfecting my technique
for chains --- trying different shuttles
different crochet cotton fiber sizes (size 3 & size 10)
And -- trying to get those knots more even!!!
So far, I've used a variety of
They are so beautiful & comfortable to hold
We learned the technique with the Tatsy (largest) shuttle
Since then, I picked up a couple different styles to try
I like the red Boye shuttle --The clover ones with tips are ok, too
The silver one is a reproduction
of a popular premium shuttle
distributed by Nedlecraft Magazine publishers
It is very comfortable to use! (IMO)
At House of Stitches
there were some smaller, plastic shuttles w/o points from Lacis
I'm looking forward to trying them, too!!
When I was looking around on-line
I see a variety of styles & they are made out of
bone, plastic, horn, silver, filigree, wood, etc.
Next, I'm going to try & perfect my rings
and rings with picot