In a previous post, I told you about how to choose tools for tatting. I hope you made a choice, and my experience has helped you! https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/2019/10/18/how-to-choose-tools-for-tatting/ Today we will continue this topic. So I promised to talk about additional tools that I use for tatting.
First, you will need scissors, be sure! Oh, how hard it is to control yourself! There are an infinite number of different scissors, and almost all of them are really beautiful. But believe me, it’s enough for you to buy one or two scissors, this is quite enough (you can three … ha ha!). And it is better to choose small scissors with short blades.
Secondly, knitting markers. You can use paper clips. I often take paper clips, they are thin and do not make large “holes” at lace.
Thirdly, a sewing needle is useful. It is better to choose a thin needle with a wide eye. Nobody likes to hide the ends of threads after weaving, but … we have to, right? I’m sure, if you have a “strong character” and you tightly tighten the double stitch , so you will need pliers ( very small !)! Check out my video on how to use pliers, welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKBg6xUGZL8&t=939s
Fourth, do not forget about the hooks! You may have chosen shuttle with hooks, or tatting needles. It is wonderful! But three or four crochet hooks are very useful. Take different sizes of hooks for different thicknesses of threads. Hooks will help when connecting weaving elements. Very good hook for working with beads. I bought the most thin that I found.
Fifth, stock up on needle threaders. You can take the simplest. With my poor eyesight, the needle threader is an indispensable helper.
Sixth, for beginner tatters (and for experienced ones too), a templates for picots is very necessary. You can take a “tatting needle and picot gauge”. But I do not like bulky tools. I use homemade cardboard templates. You can make them as many as you like, any width and length!
Seventh, I have another “magic” instrument – an ordinary very thin wire. With its help, the variant of leaves (cluny) is woven. And the wire can be used as a hairpin when stringing beads and beads on a thread.
I am sure that each craftswoman has her favorite additional tools for tatting. Tell us about it in the comments, please. Subscribe to my blog. Comment and ask questions. I will be happy to help with tips! And of course, do not forget to visit my store, welcome! https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/