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.
- Marilee Rockley’s . Marilee is an excellent teacher, and the Craftsy platform lets you watch the lessons over and over, and even ask the instructor questions. Once you have the basics down, you can take her second class, .
- Georgia Seitz’s (free on Youtube), which covers both basic and more advanced techniques.
- Georgia Seitz also runs a through her website, with guest instructors and lots of great support.
- Another free resource is the Tatted Treasures website’s . They will take you from winding a shuttle to blocking your finished piece.
- Finally, Karen Cabrera has an Her videos have captions in both English and Spanish, and cover all kinds of techniques.
- Georgia Seitz also has a needle tatting series on Youtube: , which covers both basic and more advanced techniques.
- Georgia also includes needle tatting in her .
- YouTube features some great needle tatting teachers:
- One Virtuous Woman has . The link will take you to her beginner playlist, but she has many other projects in her video section.
- RustiKate also makes . She covers the basics and gives some useful tips for keeping needle tatting firm and secure.
- Maria Papia is another favorite needle tatter of mine. She has both .
- Finally, I’d like to recommend . It’s in Italian, but the examples are very clear and she has over 70 videos showing various techniques and projects. Just make sure you don’t try to make the projects in her two (but do watch them once you know enough to understand why they’re hilarious)!
I hope this helps any new tatters out there. The first few hours will be frustrating, but as soon as your chosen method clicks you will be on your way to creating beautiful lace with the simplest of tools.Once you have decided which method to try first, drop by our store to pick up shuttles, needles, thread, and learning kits!