So I got my tatting kit this morning, it consists of 2 balls of tatting yarn, a shuttle & an instruction manual.
Well I thought that Crochet was hard to learn from a book !! After quite a bit of creating useless knots and trying to figure out why my tatting looked upside down compared to the instructions I decided that I needed some extra tuition.
My mantra is "there is nothing you can't find on the internet" so I got out trusty old google and set about finding some how-to's for tatting.
YouTube - you are a Godsend! I discovered that the instructions were not making "the flip" clear ... and this, as I know now. is what tatting is all about - no flip, no tat :)
This YouTube video is great for showing what is supposed to happen - this is what made it clear to me.
Now I have managed to create a wonderful chain of tatting - hardly the most exciting thing in the world but a huge leap forward from my knots of earlier.