Saturday, May 06, 2006

I am still needle tatting

Getting better again guys. Anyone care to help me figure out why my chains sometimes have a gap. I am working on a doily I got from Abby in the exchange. It is called the "Amusement doily". I do not know what book it is from. I am just copying from hers (while ruining my eyes)As I said, I am wayyyyy better with my shuttles than the needle. I just had to try it again. Oddly, though I think I gave my self some carpal tunnel witht the shuttle, the needle hurts the tip of my fingers. Guess I am getting old!! (50). I will post a picture later of my tatting needle project.


notetatter said...

Hi Arlene! I am a needle tatter that can't quite get the 'hang' of shuttle tatting. I have made the Amusement doily in ecru and a blue/teal/purple variegated. Both turned out very nice. I too am an old tatter (52!) I'm not sure why the needle is hurting the tips of your fingers, though!

Arlene said...

I think that is so funny and we hear it all the time don't we. Whatever you start on you like best! My fingers hurt because of the way I hold it. I squeeze very hard on the needle for some reason and it presses the back of my thumb. It is getting better.