Inspired by Angeleyes and DreaminSymmetry's versions of TotusMel's fleurette necklace, I decided to have another go at needle tatting and attempt this necklace too. I don't like using size 10 with shuttles and I thought it might be easier with a needle.
I am completely inexperienced with needle tatting and I have a question for those in the know: why is it that the thread twists so much when I pull it through (especially on those long spiral chains)? I find this quite difficult to manage and end up in a tangle of threads which I find slightly discouraging! HELP!
I'm still pleased with how the necklace turned out but I would like to know how to do it more easily... I thought maybe it was the thread but I tried it both with Lizbeth and DMC and had the same problem. The thread coming off the ball got really twisted too as I worked and I kept having to stop to untwist it - is that normal?
Thanks for your help!