This blog will be dedicated to tatting and crocheting as I’ ve been experiencing them for the last three years . They are not only beautiful crafts but indeed a kind of concentration practice. So while we create our elegant laces or mandalas we will also improve our attention and visual memory. This blog it is dedicated to my pupils in tatting courses in Valencia and to everyone who would like to approach this kind of arts and learn them as active meditations.

Left handed needle tatting

Some months ago I started teaching tatting to a new pupil and for the first time I had to consider differences about  left handed needle tatting. Those differences affects two basic aspects of needle tatting

  1. The position of the knots on the needle
  2. Which  direction should a left handed tatter read the pattern and work on it.

The picture below resume effectively the main differences between right and left handed tatting. IMG_0701

We see,  in the blue motif (right handed needle tatters)  knots (made by the left hand while holding the needle with the right hand) are moving from left to right. In the green motif (left handed needle tatters) knots (made by the right hand while holding the needle with the left hand)are moving from right to left.

Hoping this could be handy and clear, I dedicate it to my pupil Mari Carmen.