Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tatting needles

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.


  1. Dit ziet er heel goed uit, Annet!

  2. Wow they are beautiful. Tatting is on my list of things to learn, I am not sure I could manage a shuttle though and might give needle tatting a go.
    Well done.
    Kandi x

  3. Have you tried Nordic Needle? They have a number of tatting supplies.

  4. Wonderful progress! Way to go! You'll no doubt find many many free patterns online, too, to try. You're doing great! Keep having fun.

  5. Your tatting is beautiful. I always wanted to try it...one day I might just do that.


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