Blog - Viviel's Laceworks
  • Tatting Patterns for Valentine's Day Hearts

    For many tatters, the first shuttle- (or needle) worthy celebration of the year is Valentine’s Day. So I thought I’d put together a handy little list of some of my favorite free and paid patterns for tatted hearts.
  • From Start to Finish: The Making of a Bobbin Lace Scarf

    Bobbin lace is beautiful and a lot of fun to make, but also very time-consuming! I've had many people ask how much work goes into making a large piece like my black silk and Swarovski crystal scarf, so I thought I'd share the process from design to completion.
  • Should I Learn Needle Tatting or Shuttle Tatting?

    Which type of tatting is best? Easier? Which one should you learn? Well, why not learn both? While both shuttle and needle tatting produce the same look, their techniques are different enough to appeal for various reasons; moreover, there are definite advantages to learning both. Here are the differences between shuttle and needle tatting, plus potential pros and cons for each method.
  • Tatting Resources for Beginners

    I thought I’d share some of my favorite beginner websites and videos for both shuttle and needle tatting. Both methods are worth trying out if you’re a new tatter; for many people, one will click more easily than the other. In the end, the resulting lace is the same.
  • Tatting and Crochet Snowflake Patterns

    I thought I’d share some of my most often used patterns for tatting and thread crochet. These snowflakes come out soft and fluffy, and starch beautifully (I’ll include my favorite stiffening method at the end of the post).

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