Friday, October 3, 2014

Video: Pearl tatting, adding thread with Lark's Head knot, rings thrown off each side


My latest video shows how I do pearl tatting; there are, of course, other ways. I plan to link to the video in my new bracelet pattern, which at the time of this writing is still in progress.

Also shown in the video is the technique of adding on a new thread to the base of a ring with a Lark's Head knot, and tatting over the tail end. I put it in there because I use that technique in the bracelet, and I like it.

Just making the video has helped me to remember which side of the pearl tatting has the stitches in reverse order, to keep both sides looking the same. If this video helps someone else too, that would be wonderful.

Music is "Clear Vision" provided by SmartSound www.smartsound.com

12 comments:

Anna Jaskulska said...

Thank you for this lesson. It's very clear and useful. And your brnacelet is beautiful!

Michelle said...

You are so completely and utterly amazing! I'm willing to try this now- so clear and understandable!!! Thank you, thank you!

Kathy Niklewicz said...


Brilliant!!! So perfectly done, and camera work is exceptional. So easy and clear to see what you're doing! It is mesmerizing to watch your hands manipulate the shuttles and thread.

This is such an attractive use of pearl tatting! I've also never seen the un-flipped knots done in an upright position, only the 'upside down' position. And you even make the rings FS/BS! Amazing attention to detail! You have so much talent!

Jane S. said...

What a great video! Thank you so much for showing how to do the pearl tatting. I never would have thought to start the thread with a lark's head knot but it makes perfect sense when I can see it "in person". :)

ZITA A said...

hermoso trabajo. request permission to translate it to Spanish written by you in writing. So other tat will be able to learn what you teach us. Thank you

Tally Tatty said...


You make it look very easy, Marilee, let me try it out. great video!

Madtatter80 said...

This is great, you always make directions so clear and that is what makes them the best!

Marilee Rockley said...

A Spanish translation is a good idea. I do have some friends that live nearby who speak both Spanish and English very well. I will ask them when I next see them, for help to translate my patterns.

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant, I am going to try this later, thank you for showing how to do pearl tatting.
Margaret

tatting-marie said...

Thanks for the great lesson in pearl tatting. It's so easy to follow along.

muskaan said...

Great video & technique ! Very easy to follow & the trick with lark's head knot is superb :-)
I love how you've used pearl tatting to create a decorative central band to throw off rings, etc. Thank you for sharing it :-)

We did something similar while converting macrame into tatting & called it Twist Work in Reverse Stitch, a few months back. And here, the reverse st was done from both sides along a chain. I did a pictorial about it on my blog. I hope you see it whenever you find the time. Your feedback is truly valuable.

briddie said...

The video really helped. I have the bracelet pattern, but it didn't really make sense until I watched the video. You work at just the right speed to make following along easy, and the notes you added to the video really helped a lot. I'm having trouble with tension, but now that I've seen how you tatted it I think I know how to improve.