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Old 07-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #11
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That's great! I know a lot of people who make their own, so well done.

Are you an Ebay user? You can shuttles and thread on there and the have some fantastic deals. Just type in 'tatting' in the Ebay search.

Good luck with the tatting, send me pictures!
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:03 PM   #12
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I'd just like to tell people I have a new video on my blog and would love some feedback.

Hope you like it.

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Thank you so much! I just shared your site with a friend who works in the next office. We were just talking about trying tatting! The videos are great--and we both love listening to you talk.. the accent is wonderful to hear.

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:25 PM   #13
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Oh that is so cool!! My dad just ask me this weekend if I knew how to do tatting. I told him it was on my list of things to learn. My gramma used to put tatting on pillowcases, handkerchiefs, etc.

DD12 and I learn something new every year 2004-piano, 2005-knitting, 2006-crocheting, 2007-socks, maybe 2008-tatting?

My LYS has classes on tatting and I'm pretty sure she still has supplies. I saved your website and I sure appreciate your time and thoughtfulness in sharing your talent.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:46 PM   #14
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Great job. Now I want to learn! But it will have to wait. Just learned how to knit. And I have to learn how to crochet so I can finish a blanket I'm working on. Thanks again for the videos.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:42 AM   #15
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Are you an Ebay user? You can shuttles and thread on there and the have some fantastic deals. Just type in 'tatting' in the Ebay search.
Thanks for the suggestion... but... well I think e-bay seems kinda scary, ordering things from people who you don't know wether they are honest or not, and then it'd probably become a small fortune just from shipping the shuttle...
Well, a friend of mine who lives in india did say he'd try to find me one though, seems tatting is still alive there.

Well I do have a question, when you make a ring, or a loop, you pull in the end of the thread that isn't attatched to the shuttle, you pull in the "tail", not? Then if you'd like to make two rings together, without having a big distance in between, how would you do that?
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:28 AM   #16
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If you can wait I'll be covering that on the weekend.

But it's the shuttle thread you pull to make the stitch not the ball thread.

Something that will be handy for tatting is a fine crochet hook, one of the smallest if possible. I'll show you why on the weekend!
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Then I must be doing something wrong, because if I pull the shuttle thread it only tighten up the last stitch so much that it can't move at all, and the only way to make my rings close is by pulling the ball thread... any idea of what I'm doing wrong?

ETA:

I figured out what I do wrong, the yarn is to make a noise and the shuttle thread is to go under, kinda, and then the stitch is done... seems I didn't complete my stitches...
For now it takes forever to do the stitches right, but I guess it will become easier with time.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:30 AM   #18
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Hi Cia,

I am in Finland. I have several tatting shuttles I got from
the U.S. several years ago. They are just simple Boye
metal tatting shuttles like this. I would be happy to send you one as
I have some going spare. No charge I doubt shipping a
small object like this from Finland to Sweden would cost
very much. You can pm me your address if you want it.
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I have been learning Cro tat...I have an old shuttle from my mother a long time ago...looked at tatted books and just couldn't get it...but your video helps so much... thanks for making it...I will have to find that shuttle now and give it a try...
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I'm thrilled it has helped some people pick up shuttles and give it a try.

Thank you for all the nice comments.
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