Last month I made my first tatting with a shuttle and needles. I didn't like to use the shuttle, so I tried to find tatting needles in my country. In the meantime I tried a few more samples with the trapunto needle and the needle for mending socks. Suz pointed me to Georgia Seitz's Online Tatting Class and that helped me a lot. Thank you, Suz!
The pink butterfly is made with thick cotton yarn (size 4 knitting needle). For the red one I used a size 12 thread and 2 mm beads. The flowers are just 6 double stitches with 2 bugle beads instead of a picot. The ecru lace is my first try with split rings and chains. I found a Dutch web shop and bought a size 5 and 7 tatting needle and a beginners tatting book from Barbara Foster: 'Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step'. It arrived a few days ago and I made a few patterns from the book with perle 8 and the size 5 needle. First I made the pink and the blue lace. Then I tried the green wreath, I like it! And I like my new needles, they work great.