Tatting is called knot weaving with the help of shuttles. This is an interesting activity that can become not only a favorite hobby, but also a good option for additional income. The lace, which allows you to create a tatting technique, is unique, when you see it once, you fall in love forever.
What is necessary to work in the technique of tatting?
The convenience of this type of needlework is difficult to underestimate, because to create beautiful jewelry, you only need a pair of shuttles and the availability of suitable threads. The composition of the thread can be anything: flax, cotton, wool and even synthetics. To complete the composition, hooks are required to help hold them together. Any master class on tatting begins with a list of necessary materials.
Mostly masters prefer closed motives of this technique, such methods of execution are most common. Initially, each element of a future composition, accessory or decoration is created separately. Only after they are all ready, they are combined into one picture. Any pattern is woven separately, and then sealed with the rest. Basic circuits often consist of forward and reverse nodes, an arc, and a picot. By learning to make these elements, you can create more complex compositions.
How to weave the basic elements of tatting?
- To perform a direct node, 1 shuttle is required. They take it in the right hand and wind the thread around the left palm, pressing its tip between the index finger and thumb. The part of the thread that comes from the shuttle is thrown onto the right palm, and a shuttle is pulled into the loop that is formed. It needs to be slightly raised, and then pulled over, thus forming a knot.
- The reverse version of the node is also done using the 1st shuttle. The first step of the action is similar to a straight knot, that is, the shuttle is held in the right palm, and the left one holds the tip of the thread. Then the shuttle starts from the outside of the thread, led to the middle and lowered down. There should be a loop into which the shuttle is pulled, holding the main thread. After that, the loop is tightened.
- The technique of tatting, even for beginners, requires mastering the arc. This time use a couple of shuttles. The ends of the threads of both shuttles are tied into a knot and then held with the fingers of the left hand. It is best to work with your thumb and forefinger, and the rest to level the thread. Having started the thread from the back of the hand, winding around the little finger is repeated several times. So that it does not fall off the finger, it is better to bend it. After these actions, the shuttle should hang on the little finger. The other shuttle, which is held in the right palm, is formed by paired straight knots.
- The last basic element of this technique is called pico. It differs not only decorative function, but also connective. It is an ordinary nodule, but pulled a little further from the previous one and moved towards it. In order to successfully connect other parts of the lace, you will need a crochet hook. Knowledge of such elements gives an idea of the technique as a whole.
Video lessons will help you learn the basics of tatting faster, because this kind of needlework is quite laborious and requires diligence. It has existed for more than 3 centuries, and recently it has become popular again. This exercise calms and activates the motility of the fingers, saving it from arthritis. Nodular weaving helps create luxurious lace, which can decorate clothes and make beautiful accessories. Jewelry can be supplemented with beads or beads, and they will look even more attractive.