Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tatted Heart

Tatting can be done either from a diagram or with written instructions. I had never learned to tat from a diagram so when I saw a pattern I wanted to do, I searched for how to read a diagram. A very friendly tatter saw my post on another tatter's blog and told me to buy the book " Tatting With Visual Patterns" by Mary Konior. I did and this is the result of my first piece of tatting done from a diagram.

I don't like the way the heart starts and finishes so I may change that the next time I make one. The only problem I had with the pattern was that I needed to switch shuttles on some of the chains, but the pattern didn't say anything about switching shuttles. I learned this after winding my shuttle and starting the heart, but managed to attach another shuttle and go on my merry way.

4 comments:

TattingChic said...

Nice heart! Good for you for learning how to tat from the picture or diagram! :)

Gina said...

That's the book I got when I wanted to learn how to tat from a diagram and it has become one of my very favorites. That heart is too, but it IS a bit tricky to follow.

Jessa said...

I like how this turned out. I'm willing to keep it at my house if you don't want it Mom.

Kat said...

Your tatting is beautiful!