Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tatting a chain and joining a ring with one hand


Inspired by the book “Tatting With One Hand” by Helen A. Chesno, in this video I'm tatting a chain, and then another ring joined to the 1st ring. This is a method of tatting for people who have the use of only one hand. It may also help anyone to understand the “flip” of shuttle tatting.

To see as left hand, watch the video in a mirror.

Basically, the pillow and pins are doing the job of holding the thread and tatting in place of what the other hand would be doing. Other than that, it's the same as regular shuttle tatting.

The pillow I used for the demonstration is just an ordinary decorative "throw" pillow, with a synthetic pillow form insert. A small round "cookie" pillow designed for bobbin lacemaking would work well.

Blog post with still photos:
http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2011/07/one-handed-tatting.html
I used a different method of tatting the first half in those photos, with the same results.

Video of tatting a ring with one hand: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2018/03/tatting-ring-with-one-hand.html

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tatting a ring with one hand


Inspired by the book “Tatting With One Hand” by Helen A. Chesno, this is my attempt to show the technique. A method of tatting for people who have the use of only one hand. It may also help others to understand the “flip” of shuttle tatting.

To see as left hand, watch the video in a mirror.

Blog post with still photos: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2011/07/one-handed-tatting-ring.html
I used a different method of tatting the first half in those photos, with the same results.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hand dyed thread "Peace" and travel plans

Named for the Peace rose, this new batch turned out with a brighter yellow than some of my previous ones. Just like the roses, each one is slightly different!


By the way, I'm busily making travel plans and preparing to teach my "Atom" pattern at the Finger Lakes Tatting Conference. 
Don't forget to register for your classes and choose your food preferences. It's coming up fast: April 6 - 8, 2018. 
Hope to see you there!