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18-02-2011, 04:00 PM
Is making a bookmark an easy beginner project for needle tatting?
18-02-2011, 04:06 PM
When I started out I made bookmarks, smaller motifs & doilies, & about a bazillion butterflies (I have 2 or 3 patterns that I've done so often I can still do them by heart, even though it's been forever since I got sick of them!), hearts, & stars. As long as it's a simple pattern I always tried whatever struck my fancy at that moment. I wouldn't recommend starting out with something like a regular or large size doily, or anything with split rings or anything complicated in it =-)
18-02-2011, 04:06 PM
Welcome to In Tatters!
Though I am not a needle tatter, I think bookmarks are easy and pleasant first projects. There are some very simple and pretty patterns out there. Or even to start, if you did not have a pattern, just a simple ring and chain with some picots would look pretty; make a short length and come back down the other side - voilą! And bookmarks are not only nice but useful.
Hope we see your first project soon.
18-02-2011, 04:09 PM
I am not a needle tatter, but (depending on the pattern choice) I sure think so!
Here is a thread with some simple bookmark pattern suggestions: http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?3924-Beginner-Pattern&highlight=simple+bookmark
Welcome to intatters and to the tatting world! I hope you have fun!
18-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Here's another link to a pretty simple bookmark that I needle tatted: http://tatsall.ca/patterns/linkedring.htm
18-02-2011, 04:27 PM
That's a great one, britnpa!
18-02-2011, 04:56 PM
My Flower Bookmark (http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?2112-Flower-Bookmark&highlight=flower+bookmark) is another easy one in the Members Pattern area.
My Easy Cross (http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?3337-Easy-tatted-cross) pattern is also in the Members Pattern area with a soon to be posted variation(waiting for approval by the moderators).
18-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Very nice patterns xstchntat - think i'll add those to my list of projects to do next!
18-02-2011, 06:32 PM
I hope that you will come and join the online tatting class, too. Do you know about the butterfly project for the holocaust museum??
18-02-2011, 06:34 PM
This book has loads of bookmark patterns for beginning needle tatters: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/foster.html
Pleas come and join the online tatting class too
18-02-2011, 07:40 PM
I'm sort of new to needle tattingI found a website that has the odd tatting patterns needle or shuttle-http://www.freepatterns.com/-its under doilys and called Tatted Lattice Doily, it's for either needle or shuttle I started it cause i like the pattern and i was able t figure how to needle tat it, i plan on use the pattern to make a table cloth. I hope it kinda helps