All day, I worked on needle tatting, waiting for a breakthrough. For some reason, I always figured needle tatting was just a modern version of tatting that's really fast and easy to hide threads. Not necessarily that way for me. It's a lot slower and hiding threads is a little harder. Like I said, most likely not that way for those who swear by it. Also, this is probably not normal, I get really antsy when there is something touching the same spot over and over on my hands. It's not irritating, physically, more mentally. The needle is constantly bumping into the tips of my fingers, not poking or anything, but it didn't turn out well. I'll stick to shuttle tatting!
It can be so pretty though, needle tatting (not mine). I relate it to tarantulas. Yes, you read correctly. Tarantulas. In Southern California and Arizona, we have tarantulas that are pretty big, but have skinny legs. And, other places, they have big, fat tarantulas with chunky legs. Needle tatting is the fat tarantula and shuttle tatting is the kind we have here.
Oh my.... Just creeped myself out. Not a big fan of those..... Anyway!
Left is needle, right is shuttle. Unpressed.
Little needle tatted motifs. They're itty bitty, and I actually like them.
Pretty much it. In my frustration today, I swore I'd never needle tat again. But, maybe I will, sometime in the future.
Shuttles work for me! ^_^