Who doesn’t love a doily? If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make lace, this tatting shuttle set from Clover will help you get started.
Tatting is an old skill that will allow you to add beautiful edges and collars to your projects. Craft historians believe the skill originated with sailors making their own nets. That’s why the work tatting creates is so strong and durable.
The tatting shuttle set contains two shuttles in lightweight plastic. Firstly, you wind your thread or yarn onto the shuttle and use it to create rings and picots. You can use as fine a thread as you want and with practice, you can produce some truly intricate lacework. If you want to give it a go, Wikihow has a great article with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
There are also plenty of videos on YouTube showing experienced tatters in action. It’s mesmerising to watch! But a quick note before you head to Google to learn more: tatting is the American term. In the UK it’s also known as knotting or knotwork.
Grab your tatting shuttle set today to start learning. Before long you’ll be tatting up a storm and adding lace to everything you make.