Beginning Needle Tatting (Option 1)
With Linda Pietz
Oct 8, 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Tatting is a very portable lace-making technique, and needle tatting is easy to learn. Take those skills and embellish everything from notecards to linens to wearables.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
NOTE: This class is sold out; however we have added a second option Saturday, Oct 9 at 4pm. Click here for that option.
Although the origins of tatting are somewhat murky, it is attributed to sailors mending their nets. When fine tatting hit its zenith during the Victorian era, both needle and shuttle tatting were done, but most Victorian ladies wished to show off their ornate shuttles rather than a simple needle.
Most tatting patterns can be used or adapted to the needle technique, and many books are specifically geared to the needle tatter. Should you decide to learn to use the shuttle, you will be ahead of the game since you will understand the terminology and how to read patterns.
Although you will be using a size 3 needle and size 5 perle cotton in class, there are needles available for everything from very fine tatted lace to large-scale.
You will learn both the ring-and-thread and ring-and-chain methods for completing a tatted medallion and go home with several beginner patterns for practicing your skills.
• Size 3 tatting needle
• One ball of #5 perle cotton in a light color
• #20 or 22 tapestry needle