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Just wondering, has anyone tried this bobbin shuttle? I am wondering if the bobbin would work in my Brother's sewing machine.http://www.joann.com/aerlit-tatting-shuttle-with-2-bobbins/13865183.html
When I started my afghan it took me three panels to get the feel of the tension--three panels ranging from large to small. I then started over and ran out of yarn after completing two panels. Although the yarn was white, it was around for 25+ years. I did another three panels and there was a noticeable difference in shades. I started over again--I think I actually made two afghans (lol).Wow, it is going to take me a bit to get the hang of tatting. I am watching a very good video but I am all thumbs.
I never tatted but I did crochet an afghan baby blanket from a kit I had laying around for 25 years. I did need the help of my 87 year old neighbor. Her fingers were so quick I couldn't follow what she was doing. She gave me instructions on a simple potholder (I really didn't want to make a potholder) and when I mastered that, I was able to keep up with her motions. I have decided I need to try my hand at tatting, owing to a pair of laced baby booties I saw on Pinterest. I just purchased a set of shuttles at Joann's and the only thread I have on hand today is a ball of DMC size 12 white crochet thread. Will this work for practice purposes? My baby afghan: