Projects of tatting for "dummies" (photo, video)
There is an assumption that the tatting technique originates from the traditions of the Eastern peoples. From there, this skill was transferred to England, where it became one of the most popular activities for noble women. But then the craftswomen used the needle, and the “classic” version involves the use of a shuttle. However, it was in those times that the first schemes were created, which today have become traditional.
The use of the shuttle began in the 19th century, which proves the existence of paintings in which such a craftswoman occupies a central place. Today you can create lace with both a needle and a special shuttle.
What do you need to learn knitting lace tatting technique?
Shuttle.This is the main tool with which you will create nodes. To learn practical lessons on creating simple patterns, you can use a simple version of the tool. The classic shuttle will allow you to work with any technique and prevent unwinding of the thread. The disadvantage of this option is mechanical winding (manually) and the inability to work simultaneously with several colors. In the latter case, for each color should take a separate shuttle.
If you, having passed a master class, will be carried away by this art, then in the future you should purchase a shuttle with a built-in hook (a combined version) or a tool that has an elongated and curved top plate. Each of them has advantages that will help you learn the technique of knitting tatting in full.
Thread.For high-quality and durable weaving it is important to choose the right thread. With all the diversity that can be found on sale, you should pay attention to the following options:
- lack of gradual thickening;
- having the right torsion.
In addition to these basic tools, you should arm yourself:
- crochet hook (helps to connect elements);
- a darning needle (will help dissolve the wrong knot);
- sewing needle (to secure the ends);
- small scissors (to trim the ends);
- a safety pin (to weave arcs);
- fishing line or a special needle for beads (for weaving beads).
If you do not want the knitting pattern that you chose to end in disappointment, you should first master the technique of creating each basic element. Most of them are created by double nodes. They, basically, have direct and reverse nodes:
First, you should twist the thread with your left hand, moving clockwise, while the tip of the thread is clamped between the fingers (thumb and index). Now you throw the lead thread (sent from the tool) on your right hand, and you hold the tool between two fingers under the working thread (it is on your left hand).
In the correct execution, the working thread passes between the tool and the index finger on the right hand.Then you should pass the shuttle up and create a bundle. Now you can pull the lead thread, while loosening the worker, and so she can twist the lead.
You should stretch the shuttle so that the working thread can pass into the space between it and the right hand, close to the thumb. Then it should be threaded down, and so the knot will appear. Now you can pull the lead thread and at the same time loosen the worker. Having done this, you will see that the worker is twisted around the leader. Doing these two steps in succession will create a double node.
In addition to it, there are other elements that you can knit after you master a master class, where this knitting is described in detail.
These popular elements also often use tatting schemes. To create them, you will need one shuttle, which should be kept in the working (right) hand. Further, the tip of the thread (about 7 cm) should be clamped with the pads of the thumb and index finger on the left hand. Then the right hand should circle the thread around the left clockwise. Now you need to hold it with your thumb and forefinger to form a kind of loop.Then you can weave double knots in the required amount, and then tighten the ring with your right hand by the thread. If you tighten the left, then hold the previously created nodules.
Another element of knitting, which is often found. To create it will need two shuttles. First, you should tie the tips of the threads that are wound on two tools. The result was a knot. It should be clamped with the pads of the thumb and index fingers of the left hand. Then the working thread should be thrown on the other fingers, and on the little finger should make 2-3 turns. With the other hook, clamped in the right hand, you can create the desired number of double knots.
In addition to the above, there are lessons on the creation of the trefoil, different types of rings.
How do beads and beads interlace?
Looking through a master class to study tatting, you probably noticed that often beads and beads are woven there. So the product will look more elegant. Performing stringing beads, remember the order of its interweaving. The bead string strung first will be used in the product last. If you are not yet completely confident in your abilities, it is better to study the lessons, where work with beads and beads is shown when knitting using tatting technique.Such a master class will help you gain experience, and in the future you will be able to create your own projects and schemes. It is better to start with the use of beads of the same color. Then you can go to more complex options (multicolor beads, alternating beads and beads).
The easiest way to interweave beads where picot is knitted. If it is arranged in a pattern on a ring, then the beads move to the loop that creates the ring. This should be done before the moment when the weaving of the first knot begins. Other beads are located on the shuttle. The beads that are left need to be moved towards the little finger, so they will not interfere with knitting. At the moment when you have already reached the picot, you should move the beads towards the knots and knit further.
You can also find a master class where weaving of beads occurs along the leading thread. In this situation, beads do not move to the ring, but simply move to the nodules in the right place and continue to weave.
Work with beads should be a little different. If they are used together with picot, then the product will not look very nice. Much better looks bead placed in the center of the ring.In order to achieve this effect, the first half of the ring itself is knitted, as usual, and then pico is done and the ring is finished. Then a needle or a hook should be strung on a bead and move it onto a picot thread. After the needle, hook the loop of the picot thread that passes through the hole in the bead, and pick up the working thread. The latter is pulled through the picot.