Nobones, I learned to tat!

Thank you for your videos about tatting, Nobones!
I’m so excited, I had to share, that with the help of Ellie’s tatting videos from her blog, I learned how to tat!
Here’s a picture of a christmas ornament I made. It needs blocked, and probably some starch to stiffen it up, but I think it turned out really pretty.

Mariblue, that is beautiful. You did a great job.

Wow that’s gorgeous! Well done! :yay:

Oh, that’s so lovely - Well Done, that lass!:happydance:

I did try tatting once but I’m [U]still [/U]undoing the knots.:teehee:

All the Best


Thanks everyone! :muah:

I always wanted to learn to do that. I don’t think my eyesight is up to it though.
Good job… it looks fantastic!!

Congrats and kudos to you for learning something so difficult. :notworthy:

I’ve always wanted to learn but have been too intimidated. My grandma tatted and made me several items when I was just a girl and I still have them. I remember thinking how beautiful and delicate they were. She also did filet crochet and made me a wall hanging that said “I love you” with my name. Grandma was great. :hug:

Well, I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t know it was that difficult! :teehee: It took me a bit to figure out how to get the knots to slide, though.

That’s sweet about your grandma. I have several doilies that my grandma made, and now that I know the time that goes into crafts like that, they’re all the more special.
Thanks for all your kind comments, everyone. :hug:

That is beautiful! :yay: I have been struggling with tatting for a while now, and the videos from Nobones did help a lot, but it isn’t clicking for some reason. I have the “flip” down, no problem. I just can’t seem to get how to join rings, and I can’t get my picots the same size for the life of me… I tried again the other day, and thought I had it, but it turned out awful. However, my cats loved all the bits of string they got to play with every time I cut off the work started over!

That’s beautiful!

Where is the video?

Thank you.

Here is the link for lesson 1

and here is lesson 2

You’ve done a stunning piece well done. If you want to stiffen it you could use a starch spray, or sugar water. 3 tabel spoons of water and 1 1/2 of sugar, stir it well then dab it onto your tatting. You can leave it to dry or dry it with a hair dryer. It makes the pieces stiff for things like bookmarks or decorations.

I can’t wait to see what you do next. Send me your email and I’ll mail you some patterns over.

You did such a great job . Well done for learning.:slight_smile:

Thanks Nobones, I’ll send you a pm. :hug:
KnitClickChick, I’m still working on making decent sized picots, too, so no worries! I’m sure I’ll get faster at this, but it is really slow going right now! I’m having fun though, and that’s what counts!

Mariblue, your ornament is so pretty!!! I’m glad you posted your picture and added the links to the videos…I’ve never seen tatting done before, I was was really curious to know how it was done. I keep seeing “tatting shuttles” at Joann’s or Hobby Lobby, and I kept wondering, “How do you use them?”

Nobones, thanks so much for your videos–they are great! But you make it look too easy. I know if [I][U]I[/U][/I] were to start trying this, it would be a disaster!

So is tatting essentially a series of picots and knots (stitches)?

Yep! :thumbsup:

hmm. I definitely opened this thread thinking that it was about tattoos…

not that I’m disappointed! it’s beautiful! I just thought to myself, “wow…I didn’t know that there were many knitting tattoo artists…”