I’ve never actually taught anyone how to tat but those days are over – almost. I can no longer say I’ve never taught anyone how to tat because I did teach my niece the beginning steps to tatting when she came to visit me this summer. I suppose now I have to say “I’ve never finished teaching someone how to tat.”
We went on the Paddle Wheel River Boat Tour and brought along tatting supplies just in case we felt we had time to play with thread. We did. It was wonderful tatting while floating along the river enjoying the lovely weather, the water, the boat – the day.
Not long after that her first tatted ring was completed.
|First tatted ring!|
I showed her how to make picots but we didn't get as far as learning how to make them consistent or how to join them, or how to make chains – I guess that will all have to wait for the next visit.
When you teach people how to tat – what tips do you give? Do you have favourite resources you share with new tatters?