Thursday, 1 April 2010


Another attempt with the front/back side tatting?  No, not really.
What about right/left hand tatting? Because that was what I did to get this short strip of tatting.
That's right.  The top row was tatted right-handed (right hand holding the shuttle) and the bottom row was made left-handed. The result is like front/back side tatting.

Now, why would I do something like that?  For no other reason other than being silly, that's why.

I have to say that it was difficult at the beginning.  My fingers on the right hand struggled to control the thread from slipping off.  Balancing the tension of the shuttle thread and the finger thread as I slide the first half-stitch to the pinch was a struggle.  I couldn't move the finger pinch forward as the double-stitches are formed because when I do the loop just slipped off the fingers.  Almost butchered the picots in the process of making the joins.
But, I did it!!!

Okay, enough of the frivolousness. Let's look at the real frivolité
This looks like the traditional one-shuttle edging in the first picture but not quite the same.  I think it looks pretty quaint.


  1. Just the thought of tatting left-handed makes my head spin. Your left-handed rings look just the same as your right-handed ones. I'm impressed.

  2. I've tatted with my left hand but never thought of it being front or back side - but didn't do right handed tatting along side it either, that I remember. I only tried it to see if I could teach a leftie if need be.


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