Wednesday, 23 December 2020

WIPW - Trying Out Something New

 Work In Progress Wednesday. I haven't had time to do a lot of work, but there are five new blocks for the

 Log Cabin Challenge 

quilt.

Total block count is 325.

Something I have wanted to try for a long time is

Tatting

and finally I pulled out old instructions and a shuttle and gave it a try.

I also opened the page in Elizabeth Healey's book Lace Reimagined to try out tatting with a needle.

I need to take more time over the holidays to practice, but my first impression is that needle tatting is easer than shuttle tatting. 



7 comments:

  1. I've never tried needle tatting - how does it differ?

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  2. Really!? I've never tried needle tatting but it has always LOOOKED more difficult to me than shuttle. I don't find shuttle tatting difficult at all and it is nice that a spool of tatting thread and a small shuttle is all I need for an on the go project.

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  3. I learnt to use a tatting shuttle at high school and at first it was slow. But with all skills it is just practise. The more you do it the better you become.

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  4. Ooooh! I’ve been meaning to tatt for a couple of years now! How exciting!
    One of the ladies at my handicraft group tried showing us, and I have a booklet of instructions somewhere, but it just hasn’t “happened” for me yet - that is bobbin tatting!
    I don’t think I’ve seen instructions for needle tatting!
    I’d like to try one day though!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  5. Fun! Tatting lace is beautiful, I'll be back to see your progress.

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  6. Fun to see your tatting. For me needle tatting is much easier than shuttle tatting. There are lots of great video tutorials on YouTube that helped me a lot.

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  7. It’s good to try something new for a change of pace.

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