My First Shuttle Tatting Experience

7 Responses

  1. Cyndee says:

    Just google “tatting blogs” or just plain “tatting” and you will get tons of cool info.

  2. Good for you! You’re right – tatting is even more of a dying art than most forms of handwork! It’s a fun project to keep handy, though, since it’s usually so tiny and portable! Keep up the good work!

  3. Shelly says:

    Glad to see you add shuttle tatting to your skills. It is lots fun. There are lots of blogs and I do have the Google alert set up which is how I found your blog plus lots of others.

  4. I love looking at the Vintage books on needlework and find it almost overwhelming (but not quite, since you can keep going back to it:) how much information is provided. I am also amazed at how much of it is still relevant today!

  5. Sherri Bertrand says:

    Whoever told you that needle tatters can not do everything that a shuttle tatter can do really mislead you. Us needle tatters have no problem keeping up with shuttle tatters. Because it is easier to understand than shuttle tatting we catch on quicker. The only problem is that most tatting books are written for shuttle tatters, because there are more rules in shuttle tatting than there are in needle tatting. Making the double stitch is a perfect example. Taking out mistakes is another. I being a needle tatting teacher know how to read them, and my students all know how to read them too, and what to eliminate. If you would like to learn how to needle tatting, I teach in the northern Virginia area. Feel free to either email me at for a list of upcoming classes or like Tatting with Sherri on facebook. I look forward to helping you out with all your needle tatting problems… but other than that, you did write a great article. And I do not dislike what you had said about needle tatters. There is too much false information out there, and I do want to set the record straight. There are even fewer needle tatters out there. I assume, out of 100 tatters, maybe 10 are needle tatters. So when you say, tatters are on its deathbeds, we needle tatters are the angels that are going to bring life back into tatting, especially for those who never could get down that darn flip (such as me!!!).

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