Thursday, June 23, 2011


I have a goal. My goal is to prove that all shuttle tatting patterns can be tatted by needle. I blogged one awhile ago...I believe its called Gloria snowflake or something like that. Now in attempting these patterns it would be smarter to have a second needle. Unfortunately i am more attached to getting more shuttles than needles. So...i finger tat, or wrap the excess thread around a shuttle and just shuttle tat. But a second needle can be used, and you will get a more uniform result. So here we go.

A while back Fox, and snapdragon lace tackled a medallion that is difficult. I looked at it and saw the split chains... and for those newbie needle tatters...split chains and split rings are much easier with a needle than in shuttle tatting... PLUS PLUS PLUS! So when i see split chains I jump to needle tatting because it is much easier. I was doing a video to show it but something went wrong and the third part of the video got messed up. SO here is a picture of my failures...

I don't know why but i love white thread.... it just makes me happy. So from my knowledge i am going to contribute instructions for the needle tatting aspect of this... So here goes.

R 4(-4)x5

C 4 TOR (7 ds) 3 vsp 8 - 8

SPLIT CHAIN (pull needle out from prev chain. turn needle around and tat on the eye side of the needle with the needle thread NOT ball thread.)

SPCH 3 TOR 4 put needle from front to back through picot on ring. RE_ THREAD needle and tension.

C 8-8 and split chain again until you finish the last split chain (last picot on ring)

SPCH 8 (join to vsp of 1st chain)

C 4 vsp 2(-2)x5

*SPCH 5 (to sp)


REPEAT * to * all the way around. See picture for joins (the vertical bars are SPCH)

Hey i got a joke...
There were two brothers on a boat. One was named Peet and the other was named Repeet. Peet fell in, who was left on the Boat?

(heres when you say Repeet)

Then i go...
There were two brothers on a boat. One was named
Peet and the other was named Repeet. Peet fell in, who was left on the Boat?

And it goes on and on, while i am laughing my butt off...That is my favorite joke of all time...thank you third grade.

But i am going to do a video showing this pattern. TTYL!


laura_rose said...

Hi Shannon, thanks for the joke and for visiting my blog...all the motif pieces are my own designs...hoping to publish some of them towards Christmas. Love your tatting...have not tried tatting with a needle, but would not be pretty in the truck (where I do most of my tatting these days). Had best stick to shuttles :) Happy tatting.