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

4 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

I love this and nice to see it reposted ♥️🤗♥️

muskaan said...

Excellent videos !

Margarets designer cards said...

This is so amazing for a disabled person to learn, would a flat lace pillow be good to do this on .

Marilee Rockley said...

The pillow I used for the demonstration was an ordinary throw pillow, which is okay to try out the technique. But, a flat lace pillow such as a "cookie" pillow made for bobbin lacemaking would be an excellent investment for someone who plans to do this type of tatting method a lot.