Twisted Tatting

I must be a pig for punishment. I am more-or-less okay with straightforward patterns, even venturing into Catherine Wheel Joins and beaded tatting. Then I discovered Celtic Tatting.

This is my first try.

Sue Hanson's Five Pointed Celtic Motif

Sue Hanson’s Five Pointed Celtic Motif

Not as complicated as it looks, and Sue’s pattern is beautifully clear.

Then I found this – Martha Ess’s Shamrock Wreath.

Shamrock Wreath

I fell in love with Ben Fikkert’s Josephine Cross and this is the same feeling.

I may drive myself crazy with all those twists and turns, but I’m going to give it a damn good try.


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12 Responses to Twisted Tatting

  1. OkeCrafter says:

    Ooh! These look very beautiful. I would love to give these a try some day, but I think I need a bit more experience first. Good luck!

  2. Fiona T says:

    Well done, these look good. I recently received some Celtic shuttles…but have yet to muster the time and courage to try…you are doing great.

  3. Wow – very impressive first try! I’ve yet to tackle this properly. I had a quick go, but at the size thread I used it got really difficult to pass shuttles through things when needed. Are you on Intatters? There could be more patterns and help on there with Celtic tatting, I’ve seen a few people attempt it.

  4. LindaGHill says:

    My mother tried to teach me to tat. She probably doesn’t remember how to do it herself, now. It’s a dying art.

  5. tattedtale says:

    Wow! Beautiful tatting. I haven’t managed to get myself to try celtic yet. I must make a push and get those celtic shuttles. 🙂

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