I’ve been threatening to learn how to tat for a few years now. About a half year ago I wound my shuttle, and today I attempted my to make my first ring.
Pictured above are four failed attempts at creating a ring. I love that failure is part of the learning process, because that means I’m right on track.
I really enjoyed the motion of tatting, which I think I did correctly. At least I seemed to be doing the same thing as the woman on Youtube, who I slowed down to 25% of normal, so I could watch the wizardry of her motion.
What I couldn’t do, however, was pull my string to close my loop. I pulled, but the loop declined my offer. I think I’m holding too much tension in my left hand as I work. I’m not sure, but that’s what I deduced from the tatting book. You see I’m working with a multi-pronged approach to learning.
Maybe I’ll figure it out when I try again tomorrow.
And that’s my bit of creativity for today.