First Attempt at Working with Tulle

Quite a while ago I took a veil making class at the Pacific Fabrics store in Northgate because I wanted to play around with tulle and figuring out how to attach the tatting to it.  My idea was to make little mini-veils in different colors.  While I was there I asked the teacher to cut out a couple piece of tulle in different colors to try out these mini-veils.  This is the first of them.

For this one I did the tatting first and then sewed it on the tulle.  Didn’t work quite as well as I would have hoped.  It was hard to figure out exactly how much tatting I needed to go around the tulle and so I started the sewing while it was still attached to the ball and shuttle and that was sort of awkward.

I finally finished attaching the tatting last week and as I was doing it discovered that I had overshot and made it too long for the tulle.  Took a bit of retro-tatting to get it right, but got it there eventually.  I’m going to add a couple other little flowers to the main part of the tulle, and then figure out a way to attach it to a barrette.

I’ve started another one that I’m attaching to the tulle as I’m tatting it and it’s working much better.  It’s the same pattern, but I’m just joining directly to the tulle.  I only just started so I’m not very far along, but I’ll try to take some pictures tomorrow.



  1. Sue Said,

    September 20, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    That’s a unique idea!! And it looks nice! 🙂

  2. admin Said,

    September 20, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Thanks Sue!

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