Friday, December 31, 2010

Ending 2010 with Needle Tatting

During Fall of 2010 I learned Needle Tatting through the Online Tatting Class conducted by Georgia Seitz. My main interest for Needle Tatting was to do more tatting with beads. Above is a small sample of my trial. The left most and center motifs are the same flower pattern. I like the one with beads better. I used Flora Size 20 thread with Size 7 tatting needle. The right most motif tests out thrown off rings. Here you need to un-thread and re-thread the needle. Next time I will use two needles instead. I was favoring shuttle tatting mainly because my tension using shuttles were much tighter and uniform. My first trials in needle tatting was very loose. I think it has a lot to do with the size of thread and needle you choose. I am beginning to enjoy needle tatting. However, I need to practice a lot to get the speed I have in shuttle tatting.

I do have a glitch in these....somehow my last repeat is not as neat as the other ones. You can see that where the loop is. I feel that the curve of the chain is not as good as I like it to be. Anyone has ideas how to fix that???

I am looking forward to 2011. I think it will be an awesome year for me. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. See you in 2011.


  1. Your needle-tatted motifs are lovely. Though my preference is the shuttle, I should try and do more with my needles to keep up to date with the various techniques.

    Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Lovely!

    I have been lured by the needle last year as well. I have been practising, and I really enjoy using the needle, but am reluctant to spend a lot of time perfecting the new skill - which I would have to do to improve. Ah... I am conflicted!

    I hate to put down the shuttles, when I have become much better at using them, but I do like the new skill....

    Good luck with it!

    Happy New Year, Sunela!
    Fox : )