Do You Want to Make Beautiful Lace? Learn to Tat!

tatted snowflakes georgia seitz

Tatted snowflakes designed by Georgia Seitz. Photo by Joe Coca.

If you want to learn shuttle tatting, we have a video presented by PieceWork contributor and master tatter Georgia Seitz for you! Georgia has been tatting for more than 30 years, and she always has a shuttle and some thread with her. If you find yourself on a line at the grocery store, airport, or movie theater, she’ll be the one demonstrating tatting’s famous “flip” with the shoelaces she just took out of her sneakers and then winding her shuttle with thread for an impromptu lesson!

tatted lace scarf

Tatted scarf designed by Tomoko Morimoto. From New Tatting: Modern Lace Motifs and Projects by Tomoko Morimoto (first published in the U.S. by Interweave, 2014).

In this 2-disc set, Shuttle Tatting: The Basics and More, Georgia walks you through each step. You’ll learn the all-important flip, the tatting stitch, all about shuttles and threads, rings, picots (they give tatting its lacy look), joins, split rings and chains, how to read patterns, and lots of tips and tricks. Before long, you will be making your own beautiful lace with just two simple tools–a shuttle and thread.

ruffled tatted edging

Ruffled tatted edging by Mary Nicolaides. Photo by Joe Coca.

 

 

 

Tatting is so versatile–tat an edging and add instant pizazz to garments or home d├ęcor, create jewelry, and so much more. And thread for tatting comes in a riot of color, including some stellar variegated choices. Learn more here.

April 1 is International Tatting Day. Celebrate by learning how to tat!