Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"How to Tat" Online Resources

Someone emailed me about learning to tat but my reply keeps bouncing back so I thought this would be a good place to post it, for her and anyone else! Some of the links I had put together and then Georgia had a nice compilation too.

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Linda, this is the information I send to people who want to learn to tat. I highly recommend the Japanese site (4th link down) for visual clarity and Georgia Seitz's online class (the last 2 links).
Good luck! And Thank You for the compliment!
:-) Gina
Nata #67


Sharon Briggs was the first to take advantage of this form of instruction on the web and she also covers many of the more advanced methods

Lorah Gross Techniques in pictures and video. A video with each step but they do take awhile to load even with a fast connection.

Knot Transfer Videos (also known as the flip)

Japanese text but good video - click on ring, chain & Split Ring

From Joy, another way of manipulating the threads BUT please note she is teaching the moves in reverse order to what is normally used today.
The half stitches will show the double stitch split from the front and the picots too.

Betty Fosters Needle Tatting

Carrie Carlson's includes instructions for Left Hand & some videos. The diagrams here are what I found when I looked for tatting on the internet in 1997. Wish there had been videos then too!

Cherie Wheeler ~ how to shuttle tat
eHow And how to prepare to tat

Jen's Tat-ra Sutra - Learn how to tat

Lisa Trumble's Basic Tatting

Marilee double stitch instruction

PamDe's Needle Tatting

LaRae's Picotnet basic instructions

Roger's Needle Tatting Two instructions for almost all techniques

SJoys - Rings around the world - instructions for kids

Tammy Rogers - Needle Tatting techniques listed on the right

And for about 8 years Georgia has been doing her ON LINE class. Covering many if not all techniques. You can link the past years lessons from here and register to join the class.

She also now has three people who teach the 4 week beginners class on her behalf.

Plus there are several YouTube videos - just put "tatting" in the search box, and I am sure there are even more that have appeared since this list was compiled.


  1. What a great list of resources...I hope you don't mind if I make a link to the post from my blog for newbies that might be snoopin' around.

  2. That would be great! I know my way around the blogs pretty well, but I can't figure out how to put the links on the left side since the right side is all filled up!
    :-) Gina

  3. This is a great list! Some look familiar to me, and some don't, so I will have to check those out when I get time - thanks!

  4. I used to tat.Someone showed me when I was just a young girl. I want to do this again, but it is hard to find any books on it.

  5. Dreamin1 There is a great book out right now called "Learn to Tat" by Jeanette Baker. It comes with a free DVD and most newbies swear by it. It's available at Amazon for around $14. Check it out! :D


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