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April 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Ok, this post is for all my fellow crafty moms. As some of you know, I've started my own side-line of making doilies (crocheted) on commission - so a client can specify size, color, design elements, etc. I've always done either crochet or knit, but I recently came across some patterns for tatting.....but they are somewhat confusing to any of you know of any beginners tatting instructions on the Internet? 


here's m latest doily design (it's 18 inches in diameter w/ 16 individual butterflies around the perimeter)


  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    April 4, 2013 at 9:22 PM

     I am no help, I just wanted to say that your doily is very pretty.

  • irvinehiker
    April 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Wow Shannon!!  Amazing work....really beautiful.  I know nothing about tatting.  I remember my mom doing a little tatting when I was really young.  

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    April 4, 2013 at 9:33 PM

     I googled it & came up with some videos

  • KickButtMama
    April 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM
    Aww thanks ladies!
  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    April 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM

     my gma was a tatter, my mom a professonal crocheter but not me!!! fantastic work shannon!!! looks beautiful!!

  • mem82
    by mem82
    April 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Quoting usmom3:

     I am no help, I just wanted to say that your doily is very pretty.

  • KickButtMama
    April 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    I think I have it figured out. My problem was in going from one row/round to the next, but I think i got the hang of's the center of the doily I'm currently making.

  • bluerooffarm
    April 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

     Are you needle tatting? Or shuttle?

    It's gorgeous!

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