Friday, May 3, 2013

Tatting video: reverse work, join, chain, and ring


It was quiet in the house yesterday, and so a good opportunity to make another tatting video. I intended to make a video showing how to tat a chain, but it turned out showing quite a few basics.

It shows the way I tat, which is a little different, but the "flip" of the double stitches is the same anyway. I used "Lizbeth" thread size 3 for the demo.

The background music is "Adirondack" provided by SmartSound.

8 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Lovely clear video - can you do one showing how to hide those beginning ends, please? It would be a great 'habit' for people to get into right from the start.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, Jane, that's a good idea for the next video! Another project for when it again gets quiet in the house :)

Jane S. said...

Your videos are always so clear and easy to follow! I'm not a beginner but I still enjoy seeing how others do things.

I agree with Jane E., it would be very helpful to see how you deal with those little start-and-finish threads. :)

mariateresa e c. said...

Grazie

Kathy Niklewicz said...

The video and music are excellent! I love the way you just casually decided to do the video since things were quiet around the house! And with your busy music schedule these days, I'm impressed you took the time! (I can't even imagine HOW to do a video!) I also like that you used the two colors of thread. It's so much easier to see the flip!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Well done. The main difference I see in the way you and I tat is that the tip of the shuttle is always leading the thread in its path when you tat and I don't turn it around. My movements are forward and backward. I can see that your method would work better for some people. I always encourage my students to check out the videos available and find a method that feels good to them. Thank you. I look forward to your next one.

haveknittingwilltravel said...

Oh my thank you for this tutorial! I have been tearing my hair out all day trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with chains and rings (the book I'm using isn't very good at explaining this bit) and now I get it. Thank you so much!

Marilee Rockley said...

@haveknittingwilltravel, I'm glad to hear that the video helped!