Want to learn how to tat

Old 06-20-2015, 09:45 AM
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After reading this thread, I went to you tube and watched some videos....interesting....the finished product looks a lot like thread crocheting.....I am tempted to try, but I will resist!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:15 PM
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Minnesota has a tatting society. I heard about it a few years ago and have the information. If someone wants it, let me know.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:48 AM
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Google tatting instructions and lots of free info is out there. I have been toying with the idea of starting up again as I used to do it at School and loved the finished items and also the ease of carrying it about, a shuttle and a ball of thread! Lovely hobby and look at the results! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ta...Y&ved=0CDAQsAQ
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:47 PM
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My grandmother taught me to tat, and it's so simple - a couple of stitches, and the rest is following the pattern. If you're coming to South Carolina, I can teach you. Start with a thick crochet cotton, and a good shuttle, which is hard to find. Not the big plastic ones.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:43 AM
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Here's another resource for old crafting books: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/

From their website: "This ongoing project is an effort to scan craft pattern publications that are in the public domain, to preserve them, so we can keep our craft heritages in our hands. Most of these scans have been graphically edited to make the images easier for craft workers to see, and to reduce file sizes. They are available, for free, to anyone who wants them, for educational, personal, artistic and other creative uses."

Only one "quilting" book, but there's absolute tons of other fiber art resources. I'm in the process of scanning some craft books (pamphlets) that my neighbor gave me - his mother kept EVERYTHING!
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:10 AM
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I too want to learn. I spoke with a woman who said it was like macram only smaller. mostly half hitches. good luck if you do it, please show us what you've done.
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