Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Yes, I finally managed to join a few rings together (size 10 fiber). I used the tip of the tatting shuttle & decided a crochet hook might be easier --- which prevented the loops from twisting. I've done ok with the JP Coates crochet thread (size 10). The DMC (on the left) is pretty, but gets fuzzy.

These are rings with picot. I've been trying to keep the picot the same size & am improving. I am not sure this gauge is much help. (size 10 fiber left, size 3 fiber right)

Decided to give a size 20 a try. A challenge --- see the knot in the center? LOL These are Lizbeth threads, size 20 --- pretty colors!

Will keep practicing & hope to improve : )


Carol said...

I think it's great that you are learning to tat. It's such a pretty art to master. Good luck with it.

sewmuchfun4 said...

I just found your blog through Gina's (The Tatting Goddess). I learned to tat through instructions I found on the internet. It's wonderful for you that you are getting to learn from a real, live person, and with friend to boot!

I have the same gauge. It doesn't help me much either. I spend too much time looking at it to make sure I am taking the right measurement. I have had more luck with little strips of cardboard that I cut or my favorite - using an ultra-thin sharpie to mark the tips of my clovers with a couple lines. That helped me the most when I got back into tatting because I didn't have to fumble for anything. I also got the little crochet hooks you can hang around your neck (Handy Hands has them). That helped me keep a better pace. Anything that helps me concentrate on the stitches is a HUGE help!

Good luck! Welcome to Tatland!

:) Ann