I've been wanting to learn basic tatting so I can make things to add to my cq work. Yesterday I went to the craft store and purchased a package of two tatting shuttles and three packages of size 80 mercerized cotton. These were the only supplies they had!
So I just sat down to give it a try. I found this tutorial
recently on youtube and it looked really easy.
Twice now I've made about 15 stitches but when I get to the end where I am supposed to close the ring my shuttle thread won't slide at all! It just gets stuck or knotted and the thread breaks!
I feel like I'm doing the stitch exactly like the tutorial shows, but something is not working. Can anyone offer a suggestion?
Thanks so much!