Now this form of adding your beads to your
tatting is what I want to show you next. This is the second method. And this is the method that I use most often. And you can see how it is not quite as lacy
or dangly. And that is because it is not on the thread
that runs to your ball, but it is actually on the core thread of your
tatting. It is actually more a part of your actual
stitches. And this will make a lot more sense when you
see it come together. But when you compare this to a previous method, you can kind of see the difference. This method of adding beads to your tatting
is actually my favorite, because it is one you do not really have to
count or plan out too much beforehand. You can kind of freestyle it a bit. And I like that a lot, because I kind of like to make things up as
I go along. So you will see what I am talking about in
just a minute here. As I start my ring I am going to go ahead
and do R 3ds, p, 3ds, At this point I want to add my bead. And in this method, all you have to do is take your bead and slide
it onto your needle and continue to tat on the other side as if
you had just made a picot. 3ds, p, 3ds, cl, Rw And you can see how it is on your needle; it is going to be on the core thread, it is not dangling free like the previous
method. At this point we are ready to slide it off
the back of our needle, like that, to close our ring. Make a knot at the top to secure it. There you go. To add a bead to your chain you are just going
to use the same method, you are going to do 3ds, p, 3ds, And lets say that you want to add a bead at
this point, or your pattern says add bead, you are just going to go ahead and take the
bead of your choice, slide it on your needle, and for this method especially you need to
check before you start and make sure the beads slide all the way down the needle, because all the beads you are using, in this
method, have to pass over the needle. So we are going to go ahead and finish this
chain. Start your double stitch on the other side
as if you had just made a picot 3ds, p, 3ds, Then you are going to pull it through like
that, make a knot and there you go. The other reason I really like this method, is that it is very easy if you are going to
come back and do a second row on top of your tatting. It is very easy to do that, because when you
come back around if you want to join another layer, or say another ring, and you want to join it where that bead is
at. All you have to do, is treat this loop right
here as if it were a picot. And you are just going to join to that loop. Another thing you can do using this method
of beading, is add very large beads. And I like to do this a lot if I am making
jewelry or belts or something functional and I want a clasp. Because the large beads work well for that. So I am going to go ahead and start a ring
and give you a little demonstration. I am going to do 4ds, p, 4ds, b, And then I am ready to join my large bead, so I am just going to go ahead and grab it, slide it onto my needle. Start tatting again on the other side, as
if I had made a big picot. 4ds, p, 4ds And at this point, it is going to look like this, and I am going to close my work. Just slide your thread right through. Put your needle through the loop in the tail. Pull your work tight. Make a knot at the top, right like that. And you can see how this makes a really good
clasp actually, and it is very secure. And usually if I am using it for a clasp, I want to do a double knot on the top, just to make sure it is not going to come

31 thoughts on “Needle Tatting – #3 Adding Beads (b): method two by RustiKate”

  1. Just a beginner here:) I love how clear your videos are to follow.. I have noticed a lot of really net tutorials done in other languages where there are motif projects involved.. Are you planning on doing any small projects that we can follow along with? There is not a any information on tatting at my local hobby store.. I am having a lot of fun.. Thank You for sharing your talent..

  2. Christy, so glad these videos are helpful and you're enjoying tatting! ๐Ÿ™‚ I've had a lot of requests for small projects lately, so yes, I hope to do a few project videos in the near future. Do you vote for a sm. project that is lacey or more functional? I'd love your feedback. Also working on getting some of my tatting patterns available on Etsy…hoping to spread the "JOY" ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am all for functional like earrings something I can show off ๐Ÿ™‚ You will have to put a link for your etsy account in the info box so I can check it out

  4. Functional it will be. ๐Ÿ™‚ My esty doesn't have a lot up at the moment, need to restock, but it is

  5. hi, Kate
    First of all I'like to thank you for showing people how to tat, there are not that many English video of "needle tatting". I am so glad I found you.
    I am wondering if you can show how to needle tat a whole piece of cloth ie: rectangle, oval or round.?
    Thank you so much

  6. So glad you found me too! I am making a big list of future projects to do videos on in the near future and so, yes, I will put your request on my list. ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you thinking a small project or an actual large piece (whole doily, etc.)? Do you want to see how to connect the start point to the end point, and/or how to add layers/rounds to make circles and squares larger?

  7. hi, Kate
    Thank you for replying so quick, yes I would like to learn all of the things you've mentioned. I am a beginner in needle tatting and would like to make something like a doily in round and other shapes.

    Thanks again

  8. Janie, are you trying to find a good tatting pattern book? I apologies, I don't understand French, and I am not sure if the "Google translator" translated your๏ปฟ comment to English correctly. Is the "SPACE" you are talking about referring to the Picot? Please let me know, I would like to help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. So here's the thing…I found your video completely randomly as a suggestion but never do any sort of arts and crafts, but this, after watching some more of your videos, this I wanna try! Very well done videos Katy, glad to see you up and coming and putting these together, keep it up!

  10. You mentioned a link for the foot thong pattern, but I was unable to find it. Can you provide it again, please? Thanks.

  11. Sharon, YouTube recently auto-updated my pages to the new format, which is harder to navigate then the old, so that is probably why you haven't been able to find the links to the pattern you are looking for. On the main page you should see the "about" button towards the top of the page, click that and go to bottom of that page there should be an Etsy and a Craftsy link, the pattern is available on both. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Your videos are superb. Thank you for getting straight to the point of the lesson and GREAT close up shots. Your pleasant voice is a plus. A+

  13. I am a beginner tatter… I would love to have the barefoot sandals you wear at your intro… will you be making a video on them or is there anywhere one could buy them… or a pattern?ย  LOVE them!

  14. I just ordered my first tatting needles. I love your foot thongs. I think that will be one of my first projects. My daughter will love them too. Thanks for such easy to follow tutorials.

  15. I am just learning how to tat. I started with needles and bought shuttles also. I have been sticking with the needles as they seem to be easier to work with. I am so glad I saw how you add beads. I am making a necklace and I used the hanging bead method. The design is a ring with a chain underneath. Very pretty design. But I had to knot then reverse on the ring, then on the chain reverse then knot and attach chain to picot. I just could not get the hang of it. I am using a size 40 thread, not sure of the needle size, but it fits through the beads. In this pattern I had to add 120 beads to the thread before I started tatting. I could not do it after 10 or more tries. But I love the pattern and I am to stubborn to quit. Now I have hope to just out the bead on the needle, rather than hanging below the needle. Thank you so much for showing this. I have found tatters are wonderful people willing to help anyway the can. I love you all. Claire

  16. Thank you for your most excellent tutorials!ย 
    I was wondering if you can explain how to make the clasp with the added large beads? How it works that is.

  17. Kate,Thank u SO much 4 ur videos!:D Your instructions are nice & clear.Easy 2 understand & work.I'll be subscribing as soon as I'm done w/this comment!
    I just 'Happened' on some of ur videos.. NO idea How I got 2 u OR, frankly, how 2 get much of AnyWhere in cyberspace! LOL! I may know ALot about All sorts of NeedleArts, but nxt-2-nothin 'bout Anything "tech"! I have only this "Smartphone", yet even IT is Much Smarter than me! (<ยทยด_`ยท>) wise anyway! LOL So Please forgive any & all typos, mis-speaks & everything else of this nature!
    However, I LOVE the Access this technology makes possible!!! The ability 2 learn from & communicate with people from all over the world is the best gift ever! Altho I only know English, I find I can learn many new patterns & techniques from just watching another crocheter's hands! Guess it's the 'Language of the Thread'! : )
    I never learned 2 type either, so this takes me far too long! I wanna get on w/trying both ways of adding beads 2 some simple things & I'll send u pics-if I can figure out how 2do it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I also saw something about u getting some patterns(I think?) on Etsy. Sounds great. Just wondering if u know about the Ravelry site? It's Wonderful!! All about most Anything! of AnyKind of Needlework & Very' People' & community oriented. Friendly even for people like me! Check it out if you're not already there too. I'm not sure even how 2 get there [[(!!#@?ยก!!ยท`ยดยท)(]] but think u [email protected] try.. (?)
    Best of All Kate, 2 u&ur's. : )

  18. Thanks so much, I'm tatting a heart bracelet and trying to add a bead into the center of the heart (hanging from the top center). Love your videos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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