I worked on some needle tatting yesterday. What do you think? The motifs aren't finished (threads hidden, blocked, starched, etc.). I think they turned out pretty nice and neat. I used size 80 for both of them, with the smallest tatting needle. They don't look that tiny though. Well, maybe they do and I'm just used to size 80. They seem more like 50 to me.
Needle tatting is actually pretty nice. It's more enjoyable than shuttle tatting in some aspects. There's no winding and unwinding. It's very easy to un-tat, even if it's already off the needle. It's pleasant. Not for big pieces though. And not for pieces involving lots of chains. The chains tend to be loose and you have to add thread a lottt. So, the shuttle is definitely good for a lot. Maybe the needle and the shuttle can live happily together?