Hooray hooray! I made a Christmas card!
I even dare say it's my first ever. Many more to come, I'd say.
Although, you could use this card for many occasions.
Hmmm, so technically it's not even my first Christmas card, is it.
Mom said it's so dark and grey coloured.
She can be so encouraging.
TATTING TUTORIALS AND PATTERNS
Some of you dear ladies told me you felt inspired to take up tatting. So, I thought, why not share with you some tutorials that really helped me?
The videos are all done in so called needle tatting. Most patterns can be done either with a needle or a shuttle. Both needles and shuttles can easily be purchased at online stores. It's becoming more and more popular, so may be you can even find them in your local wool or craft store. I find needle tatting to be less daunting than shuttle tatting, so I took up needle tatting first.
After a lot of sighs and knots in my threads that shouldn't be there
I searched for tutorials and found the ones below.
Which made it all sooooo much easier!!
First, I started with a very clear and easy to follow tutorial by Maria Papia. She begins with a simple round and shows us how to in slow motion, which I found really helpful and easy to follow.
Then, I did the easy butterfly tutorial.
Again also shown in slow motion and easy to follow.
Next it's time to learn how to do reverse work,
because many patterns include this technique.
Below Maria shows you how to.
Now you're ready for a flower pattern by TotusMel. This lady is going rapidly through the pattern. But because you already learned some basics, you can easily follow along. Especially when you pause the video once in a while.
Tadaaa! You just made your first flower!
And now you can follow many more patterns.
If you're looking for some inspiration and patterns, then hop over to my Tatting pinterest board. I will be adding more by and by.
And the link to the pattern for the cross with the button from my previous post,
you can find HERE.
Good luck and have fun!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!