Beginning Needle Tatting

  • Instructor: Marta Telkamp
  • Time: Saturday, 9:00–12:00 (3 hours)
  • Location: Classroom C
  • Class fee: $45
  • Materials fee: None. A handout and pattern are provided.
  • Class size: min 1/max 8
  • Skill level: No specific skills are required.



If you have tried tatting and struggled to pass the shuttle between your fingers while keeping your stitches neat, needle tatting is the answer! If you have always admired tatted pieces, but thought you could never do it yourself, needle tatting is for you! If you are looking for a new medium to expand your fiber horizons, needle tatting will do it! Anyone who knits or crochets can usually learn needle tatting! Tatting is an inexpensive art that takes very few tools and materials, but satisfies the desire to create something beautiful to share with the world. In this class, you will learn the basics of needle tatting and use these techniques to make a beautiful pendant. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, but the class is designed for the absolute beginner.

Participants will learn to make the double stitch and picot, as well as how to join picots and connect a series of stitches into rings and chains. All students will start a lovely pendant; some students will complete their pendant in class, yet all will have the skills and knowledge to do so at home.

Students need to bring one size-5 tatting needle and one ball of light-colored size-10 crochet thread.