I was determined to learn how to tat using a shuttle, so I made it one of my new years resolutions for this year.
I bought my shuttles and did all my research online, looking at tatting forums, websites and how-to videos. Then, I started to put my hands to work by practicing different stitches and made some motifs with patterns I found online.
|My first few motifs I tatted. A little sloppy.|
I've been practicing a lot since I took the photo of these motifs and I'm getting better each time. I will post the better ones in the future.
People say tatting is hard to learn, but it's really not that bad, thanks to all the youtube videos out there! I think if you're familiar with other needle crafts like crocheting and knitting, tatting is not too overwhelming. I still had my fair share of frustration and some swearing though :-)
I'm definitely looking forward to exploring more of this art and you will definitely see more tatting posts in the future! Wish me luck!
I hope everyone is doing well with their projects! Happy crafting!