Tatting & Lace

Tatting & Lace

The creation of tatting and lace is a time-honored craft requiring both patience and skill. Here Crafty Tips honors fine tatting a lace makers and showcases their websites. Free tatting and lace tips and tutorials are included. Artisans also offer their finished tatting and lace items for sale.

All the website owners have also included their favorite tatting and lacemaking crafty tips.
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The Bobbin Man

Beautiful hand turned wooden bobbins and supplies for lace making.

Tatting Tip
The smoother your bobbins, the faster your work!
 
 

Learn how to make lace at my online lace school. Free animated tutorials, patterns and tips on lacemaking.

Tatting Tip
Bobbins come with a small hole at the bottom. This hole is there so you can attach a spangle. A spangle is simply a small ring of wire with a few beads that will help the bobbin to lie flat on your lace pillow, help you to keep track of your bobbin pairs, and are simply decorative.

 

Wonderful tatting blog by the Tatman aka Mark Myers. Tatman generously shares his tatting knowledge and invites everyone to look over his shoulder as he shares his techniques and inspiration for his work. Be inspired by his beautiful pieces, explore a variety of tatting techniques and be sure to check out his great tatting tutorials and patterns.

Tatting Tip
To help ensure flat, untwisted thread on your bobbin, wind the bobbin around your thread rather than winding the yarn around the bobbin. It will take a bit longer but your finished tatting will look much nicer for the extra time you took to carefully wind your tatting bobbin.