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Shuttle Tatting: The Basics and More Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Shuttle Tatting: The Basics and More on our streaming platform.

Learn to speak tatting with master tatter Georgia Seitz!

Create exquisite lace with only 2 simple implements—a shuttle and a ball of thread. Learn the basic steps of tatting—chains, picots, rings, joins, hiding ends, the reverse order double stitch, and double and triple picots with step-by-step instructions. A generous sprinkling of tips and tricks will make your tatting experience richer. 

In Shuttle Tatting: The Basics and More, Georgia Seitz:

  • Delves into the fascinating history of tatting
  • Displays some of her extensive collection of tatted objects and tools
  • Inspires a new appreciation for everyday handwork objects and their creation
  • Shares some finished tatted objects, including bookmarks, ornaments, edgings for handkerchiefs, and more

Use your creations for edgings, doilies and tablecloths, and embellishment. You’ll find lots of inspiration for making lace with shuttle tatting.

Georgia Seitz, who graduated from Indiana State University, served in the United States Army as a Chinese linguist in Japan and a German linguist in Germany. She learned to tat in 1979 and hasn’t stopped. She has been teaching tatting since 1985; in addition to her numerous teaching engagements, she offers an online tatting class. Her first nationally published tatting patterns appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of PieceWork magazine, and she has written a series of books on tatting.

Running time: 61 minutes

Author/Designer: Georgia Seitz