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Outgoing year results

Outgoing year results, or how to fulfill your creative plans.

Hello, everyone! First, I want to congratulate all of you with the upcoming new year 2022! And with all my heart I wish you health, prosperity, success, peace and love! As well as new creative plans and their implementation.

2021 year results

By the way, a little about the plans. At the beginning of the year, I set myself a difficult task – to create 70 patterns, tutorials or master classes. Yes! I did it, hurray! 2 hours before the new year, I finished and posted the 70th pattern in my store! This cute pattern is called ” Waves of Music”:

my personal best in the past year

Of course, among my works there were patterns of varying complexity. For example, I created some works in 4-5 days, “in one breath”, I hope you understand me! And some required many changes and alterations. This makes me sad, but I always try to keep the pattern concise and “perfect”.

Please write your opinion in the comments. 70 patterns per year, is that a lot or a little? How long does it take you to create a pattern? Is this process always fast and smooth? It is very important for me to hear your opinion, please.

Oh, I almost forgot! There were 2 more free patterns available on my blog! I overfulfilled the plan, so I’ll allow myself an extra piece of New Year’s cake!

So, my personal outgoing year results made me happy! Of course, this happened thanks to your support, kind words and attention to my work. You always inspire me. And this is priceless, of course.

I will be glad to meet you on my blog, on the YouTube channel, or in social networks! Happy New Year!

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Christmas greetings for tatters!

Christmas greetings for tatters and my best wishes for all my readers, followers and friends!

My dear talented tatters!
Today is a very short post.
But very sincere and sincere!
I sincerely congratulate all the masters, beginners and just connoisseurs tatting Merry Christmas!
May Guardian Angel Wing always rustles over you and let a bright guiding star will illuminate your path!
Health, peace, love and happy creativity!

My Christmas greetings to tatters and my best wishes for all my readers, followers and friends!

Free patterns on my blog, welcome:

Also I will be glad to meet you on my YouTube channel:

Christmas greetings to tatters
Christmas greetings
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Shuttle tatting for needle

Shuttle tatting for needle. Free snowflake sample.

Shuttle tatting for needle

I am often asked if it is possible to use patterns for a shuttle when working with a needle, or vice versa. Yes, of course, such patterns have very small differences. And now I will try to show you these differences.

I created a snowflake especially for this article. The pattern is free, of course. And you can download the PDF file by following this link:

Hopefully this will be a nice gift for all tatters (no matter what tool you use!)

So, you’ll need a white thread (thread thickness doesn’t really matter, but I used # 40), a shuttle or needle (whichever you prefer), a crochet hook (for easy and neat connection), and scissors. You can also use a 4, 6, and 8 mm picot gauge. Also, you may be interested in reading an article on my blog about which picot gauge I use.

I have divided the page into three columns, as you will see next. In the left column there is an instruction for the shuttle, in the right one for the needle. The central column is occupied by graphic diagram and photo of process. Thus, you will clearly see that the same pattern is used for both methods.

How to make tatting with shuttle and needle

By the way, I didn’t think of a name for this snowflake. Please write your options in the comments!

Shuttle tatting for needle

If you have any questions, I will answer in the comments without fail.

Shuttle or needle tatting

Hopefully this makes it easier for you to navigate the patterns. After all, we examined in detail the topic this theme!

Now you can check out my store, what if you like a design that you previously thought was impossible ?!

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Happy tatting! Happy Holidays!

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Tatting with netting needle

Tatting with netting needle, or how I use unusual tools.

Hello everyone! Thanks everyone for supporting my blog! Also, I thank you for the many answers to my question about the tatting tools you use. Today I want to tell you in detail about the wonderful netting needle tool.

So, first, a little story.
When I started tatting, I gradually mastered new tools and new techniques. Oh, this is very interesting! Besides, new knowledge does not allow our brain to “stop”, ha ha!
Once I saw amazing photos of Celtic patterns and decided I needed to do it. But how to do it? You will understand that the shuttle cannot be threaded through very small closed pieces. Therefore, another tool I needed. I used a weaving needle as a shuttle. I also tried long plastic celtic weave shuttles. It all works, of course. You will probably agree with me that the Internet is a super invention. How else would I see the mesh weaving kit? Unfortunately, then in our country there was not such a variety of accessories for needlework. And we have not even heard of online shopping!

So, I saw what I needed. I even found out the name of this instrument and told my sister about it. You cannot even imagine my delight and my gratitude to my little sister when I received a package from her with gifts. Oh, it was a real treasure! I unpacked and took out threads, stabilizers, scissors, tatting needles, templates for kumihimo and so on (the list is very long). And at the bottom of the box, I saw two netting needle kits!

Tatting with netting needle

I liked the set on the left better. because the ends of the tool are neater here and it is easy to wind the thread around them.

Tatting with netting needle

The needle has a small hole for tying the beginning of the thread.

Tatting with netting needle

But it turned out I can use this needle for tatting with beads too. This is very convenient because a huge amount of booster threads can be placed on this needle.

Tatting with netting needle

You can watch a small video of how I tat using this tool.

Please note that when working with this tool, I use the second method for the shuttle. You can also see several tat methods on my channel.

Finally, I used igloo mesh to create my Summer Mood collection. By the way, all patterns are available in my store, welcome:

In addition, you can get the perfect connection with long picots using a netting needle.

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Ring on chain

Ring on chain, or don’t be afraid to experiment!

Hello, everyone! My regular readers know how much I love experiments. I love using new tools or materials. I also really like finding new tatting weaving techniques. When I create my patterns, I always try to make them original, understandable and usable. But I love it when my customers make their own changes and additions to my work. Ah, I keep repeating: creativity is welcome!

Ring on chain

My model of earrings is called Snow. These are the white earrings in the photo. And the second photo was kindly provided by Christy. I am delighted with her version! The beads and the color of the threads are reminiscent of the glittering drops of melting snow on the first spring flowers, isn’t it?

Ring on chain

And in these photos my 3D Bow pattern and a completely unexpected version of Christy . She combined two bows into an original brooch, bravo!

Ring on chain

When I was creating the Mandala doily pattern, I could not even imagine that it could be a wonderful dream catcher! Look at the beauty of Dawn!

Ring on chain

Finally, my favorite collar is Sea Glass. Elena made her own version, complementing the collar with large beads and small details along the edge of the collar. It is amazing!

These and other patterns are in my store, welcome:

Of course, I can talk about my customers endlessly! These are extraordinarily lovely ladies and very talented tatting masters. But I hasten to tell you about my new video. The topic of the video tutorial is how to make a ring on a chain. And, naturally, I tried to show my creativity and shot 5 ways.

Method 1.

This is the traditional way for two shuttles. In my opinion, in this case, the ring on the chain look perfect.

Method 2.

You can try this motif with one shuttle and one ball. Of course it will look like a chain-ring-chain. But why not?

Method 3.

And this method is for tatting with a needle. I think you will like it. So, if you do not knot after half of the chain and after the ring, it almost looks like a classic ring on a chain. Do you agree?

Method 4.

In this method I used knots and it is very similar to method 2 for the shuttle. But you do not have to cut the thread and change the needle. Of course, this method has its pros and cons!

Method 5.

And this method looks perfect, in my opinion. You can use two needles. By the way, do not forget that both needles must be the same thickness. But you can do this with just one needle. Of course, in this case, after the first half of the chain, pull the thread out of the needle, then weave a ring on this needle. Then pull the thread out of the needle again and weave the other half of the chain. Sounds complicated? It’s actually very simple, you should try it! I say: don’t be afraid to experiment!

Please, after watching the video, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. And I am always glad for your comments and questions on my blog. It helps me to make my blog interesting and useful for you!

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How to read tatting patterns

How to read tatting patterns, or how I write my tatting tutorials

Hello everyone! I recently received an email asking me to help my FB friend learn to read tatting patterns. Oh, this is a very broad topic! Of course, I’ll try not to tire you too much! But I have prepared several versions of instructions that are in the books on tatting by different authors. So, the diagram we are going to look at today is very simple. I created this snowflake specifically for this post.

How to read tatting patterns
How to read tatting patterns

Before we start weaving, let’s take a look at a few example instructions. Of course, before starting work, you must carefully learn the Abbreviation. Some terms may differ from another author, but the basic elements are always the same. These are Ring, Chain and Picot. I am not covering more complex elements in this pattern. I will not name the authors who I took as templates for writing instructions for ethical reasons. You will need: two shuttles or a tatting needle, white thread # 10, a crochet hook, scissors and a good mood!

Example 1.

Abbreviation: Number = number of double stitches between the picots, R = ring, C = chain, + = joining, 1 X 4 = 1 – 1 – 1 – 1, 2 X 6 = 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2, – = picot
Number of shuttles: One, and second thread
Row 1
Shuttle 1: R: 5 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 5. Repeat 3 times.
Row 2:
Shuttle 1:R: 2 – 1 X 4 – 2 + 6 – 2. R: 2 + 6 + 2 – 1 X 4 – 2.
Shuttle 2: C: 3 – 2 – 2 – 2. R: 2 + 2 X 6 – 2. C: 2 + 2 – 2 – 3.
Shuttle 1: R: 5 + 5.
Shuttle 2: C: 3 – 2 – 2 – 2. R: 2 + 2 X 6 – 2. C: 2 + 2 – 2 – 3.
Repeat 3 times.

I really like these instructions for their brevity. But I think you will agree with me that it is too difficult for beginner tatters. You may ask: where does the work start, when to turn the work? This is where the difficulty lies.

Example 2.

Abbreviations: R = ring, cl = close, Ch = chain, – = picot, rv = reverse work, DNR = do not reverse, + = join
Row One:
R: 5 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 5 cl DNR
Repeat 3 times.
Row Two:
✼ R: 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 2 + ( to Ring of Row 1) 6 – 2 cl DNR
R: 2 + ( to previous Ring) 6 + ( to next Ring of Row 1 ) 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 2 cl rv
Ch: 3 – 2 – 2 – 2 DNR
R: 2 + ( to previous Chain ) 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 cl DNR
Ch: 2 + ( to previous Ring ) 2 – 2 – 3 rv
R: 5 + ( to Ring of Row 1 )5 cl rv
Ch: 3 – 2 – 2 – 2 DNR
R: 2 + ( to previous Chain ) 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 cl DNR
Ch: 2 + ( to previous Ring ) 2 – 2 – 3 rv
Repeat from ✼ 3 times.

In my opinion, there is no need to write “close” at the end of each Ring. After all, we see at the beginning of the combination that we need to make a ring. Thus, this Ring will be closed anyway. Perhaps you know of any cases where the ring is not closed? But will this element then be called a ring? However, these instructions indicate at the end of each element whether or not to reverse the work. This is a plus, no doubt.

Example 3.

Abbreviations: Ds – double stitch, R – ring, cl – close, Ch – chain, p – picot, jp = join
Row One:
R: 5ds, 2ds, p, 2ds, p, 2ds, p, 5, cl
Repeat 3 times.
Row Two:
✼ R: 2 ds, p, [1ds, p] 4 times, 2ds, jp to Ring of Row 1, 6 ds, p, 2ds, cl
R: 2ds, jp to previous Ring, 6ds, jp to next Ring of Row 1, 2 ds, p, [1ds, p] 4 times, 2ds, cl
C: 3ds, p, [2 ds, p] 2 times, 2ds
R: 2ds, jp to previous Chain, [2ds, p] 6 times, 2ds, cl
C: 2ds, jp to previous Ring , 2ds, p, 2ds, p, 3ds, rv
R: 5ds, jp to Ring of Row 1, 5ds, cl
C: 3ds, p, [2 ds, p] 2 times, 2ds
R: 2ds, jp to previous Chain, [2ds, p] 6 times, 2ds, cl
C: 2ds, jp to previous Ring , 2ds, p, 2ds, p, 3ds, rv
Repeat from ✼ 3 times.

This tutorial is good too, no doubt! Have you noticed that the instructions we reviewed were NOT accompanied by graphical diagrams? Of course, you can look at the photo of the finished snowflake and follow the instructions. But I prefer to combine instruction and graphical diagram in my tutorials.

Aren’t you tired yet? Be patient, because now the fun begins (because this will be my instruction, haha!)

Example 4.

So, I am showing you what my tutorials look like. Also, don’t forget to check out my store. Because I added some new patterns.

R – Ring;
PVR – previous Ring;
C – Chain;
PVC – previous Chain;
p – picot about 4 mm;
sp – picot about 1 mm;
jp – join picot;
1S – first shuttle;
2S – second shuttle;
TS – two shuttles;
tw – turn work.

Row 1

⚫ – beginning row

1, 2, 3. R: 5, sp, 2, p, 2, sp, 5;

4. R: 5, sp, 2, p, 2, sp, 5, tie and cut.

This row consists of four identical rings. Pay attention to the different lengths of the picots. As a result, you should have a flower like in the photo.

Row 2
⚫ – beginning row

  1. R: 2, p, 1, p, 1, p, 1, p, 1, p, 2, jp to second sp of R2 (Row1), 6, sp, 2;
  2. R: 2. jp to sp of PVR, 6, jp to first sp of R1 (Row1), 2, p, 1, p, 1, p, 1, p, 1, p, 2, tw;
  3. C ( R ) C: 3, p, 2, p, 2, sp, 2 ( 2S: 2, jp to PVC, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, sp, 2 ) 2, jp to PVR, 2, p, 2, p, 3, tw;
  4. 5, jp to p of R1 (Row1), 5, tw;
  5. C ( R ) C: 3, p, 2, p, 2, sp, 2 ( 2S: 2, jp to PVC, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, p, 2, sp, 2 ) 2, jp to PVR, 2, p, 2, p, 3, tw;

This part of the pattern looks like this:

Repeat from 1 to 5 3 times, connecting the elements according to the graphic diagram.

Attention! Attach last Chain to beginning Row, tie and cut.

Congratulations! Your Snowflake is ready!

You can take screenshots and save this pattern to your collection. Or you can also download the PDF file from the link. In this file on page 3 there is a graphic chart showing the number of double stitches for more advanced tatters or for those who don’t like to type a lot! 🙂

So, we looked at several options for How to read tatting patterns. Write to me in the comments which option you like more. Perhaps you would suggest making changes or additions to my instructions. I would be grateful for any comments. Thank you for your support!
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Split ring again

Split ring again, or how to embrace the immensity.

Hello, everyone! I was very pleasantly surprised by the popularity of my post and video on the topic How to make a split ring. Thank you all for your comments, kind words and questions. Therefore, your support helps keep my blog useful and interesting, I hope!

You may ask why there are so many different ways of weaving a split ring. Of course, all the time we can weave patterns only a ring and a chain in different combinations. I do not want to offend anyone, in any case. Of course, there is a special charm and appeal in simple patterns. But what about the desire for development and improvement? Don’t be afraid to learn and master new techniques. Perhaps you are not planning to make special lace right now. But the more techniques you master, the wider your range of possibilities will be. Therefore, you will be able to perform work of any complexity.

So what’s in my second split ring video. Hope you find it interesting!

1. Two shuttles for ring

First, you will see how to make a split ring with two shuttles and threads in two different colors. And I could not deny myself the pleasure of showing once again how I hide the threads at the beginning of work. Oh yes, I hate thread tails! In addition, you can swap the threads of the first and second shuttles. In this case, you will end up with a colored “snake”.

2. One shuttle

Then I decided to show Dora Young’s absolutely unique method for one shuttle. I really liked this method. Because the application of a split chain for the second half of a split ring is very interesting! Many thanks to the talented tatting master Muskaan. She told me where I can get acquainted with this method.

3. Shuttle and ball

The next method I call “false split ring”. Oh, just don’t throw stones at me! Ha ha! Perhaps I am far from the first master who applies this method. But maybe there is a special term in English for this method. It’s very easy! You will be surprised. I used arcs instead of rings, that’s all! You just need extra paper clips.

Split ring again
Split ring again

4. Tatting needle

And at the end of the video, you will see another way for tatting needles. In the comments on FB, I was asked to show how to make a two-color split ring with a needle. I am always happy to help! By the way, pay attention to this nuance: You can get identical rings or mirrored ones. It depends on whether you are making a knot when closing a ring or not.

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Tatting Split Ring

Tatting split ring , or why I love using this technique.

Hello, everyone! I want to thank everyone who read my blog posts, commented and followed me on YouTube. Trust me, I am making these video tutorials for you. Because I endlessly love tatting and try to promote this art to the best of my ability.

Today I want to talk about the split ring.
How is a split ring indicated in patterns? It is usually written like this: SR: [ 8 ], [ 8 ].
This means you have to sew 8 double stitches in the normal way (this is the first section in square brackets), and then make 8 double stitches with “pearl weave” (this is the second section in square brackets). By the way, in my new video tutorial I am making this very ring. But the number of double stitches in brackets may vary depending on the pattern. Also, picots can be contained in brackets. For example : SR: [ 3, p, 3, p, 3 ], [ 3, p, 3, p, 3 ]. And in graphical diagrams, such a ring can be drawn with a dotted line in the middle, or the halves of the ring can be highlighted in different colors.

When are split rings used? Oh, the application is unusually wide. It all depends on your imagination, of course!

It could be a simple bookmark.

Or a summer bag.

You can use the split ring to create earrings or bracelets. The chain for a medallion of split rings also looks very delicate

It is very common to use a split ring when making doilies. Pay attention to the beige squares. This pattern is made up of a combination of split rings.

Using Tatting Split Ring as an auxiliary element

This is my favorite way to use a split ring. Yes, it is the split rings along with the split chains that help me weave a multi-row doily WITHOUT cutting the threads between the rows.

This way I avoid endlessly hiding the thread tails. Are you still hiding the threads at the end of each row? Then try my method! You’ll like it!

I made a video tutorial in which I collected five methods for making a split ring: two methods for two shuttles, one method for one shuttle, one method for a needle and one method for a hook. Perhaps you know another way. Write about it in the comments, please. I hope you enjoy my video and choose one of the methods that is convenient for you. Welcome :

And my new pattern from the collection “Romantic Geometry” is based on the use of split rings. Each square is woven without cutting the thread from beginning to end. It is very interesting and exciting!

I will be very glad for your comments, questions and new subscribers! Thank you !

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How to make a triple picot

How to make a triple picot, or Romantic Geometry.

Hello, everyone! I recently started a new project – creating a collection of small squares. Of course, everyone knows that a square is a geometric figure. And tatting lace, it seems to me, is a very delicate and romantic art. So I decided to name my collection Romantic Geometry.

Geometry (from the Ancient Greek: γεωμετρία; geo- “earth”, – metron “measurement”) is, with arithmetic, one of the oldest branches of mathematics. It is concerned with properties of space that are related with distance, shape, size, and relative position of figures.

Originally developed to model the physical world, geometry has applications in almost all sciences, and also in art, architecture, and other activities that are related to graphics. Of course, I could not help but use a beautiful geometric shape – a square. In addition, you can assemble a large doily of any size from small squares. To do this, you just need to attach the squares to each other. By the way, from several squares you can make a rectangle too, try it. I’m sure you will like it!

In two new patterns, I use a triple picot. So, You can watch a detailed video tutorial on my channel on how to make a triple picot, welcome:

And, of course, six patterns with detailed instructions and graphical diagrams are already available in my store. Welcome!

I am always glad to receive your comments and new subscribers. This means I’m not blogging for nothing. Your support is very inspiring to me. Thank you!

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Tatting for beginners, base knot

Tatting for beginners, base knot

Hello, everyone! I’m sure many of my readers are not new tatters. And some very famous and skilled craftsmen of this handicraft. By the way, I am very proud of each of my subscribers! I am also grateful to everyone for supporting my blog.

I also have a YouTube channel, you can subscribe to keep abreast of updates. And today I just added a new video: Tatting for beginners, base knot.

Oh, why repeat the same thing, you ask. Of course, I don’t argue. So many videos show how to make a basic tatting node. Each master shows his favorite technique. Some people like the shuttle, others prefer the needle. Everyone may have a different method of tying the knot. I know many newbies can get confused not knowing what to choose. Therefore, I decided to collect in one video 4 methods of how to make a double stitch tatting.

Base knot with shuttle

The first method is for the shuttle. This method is the most ergonomic in my opinion. You will have to hold the shuttle with only two fingers at all times. Therefore, this method is convenient for small and lightweight shuttles. Or you have to take a break from work if your fingers get tired 🙂

The second method is also for the shuttle. But you can use this method with a netting needle quite successfully.

Base knot with needle

The third and fourth methods are for tatting with a needle. The only difference is the use of different fingers to form a knot on the needle.

You can choose any method, of course. But I advise you to learn everything. The more you know, the wider your possibilities are!

Don’t forget to check my store. By the way, the 10% discount for all patterns on the Coupon Code is still valid. Coupon Code: OFF10HAPPYPATTERN

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