Hiding Method 1:  Tat over tails

Post date: Jul 15, 2013 8:28:46 PM

    by Sarah Nielson

The technique know as "tat-over-tails" is used to hide ends while you work, and is particularly useful if you are starting a project without a continuous thread, or when adding a new thread. It is much easier to tat over the tails while working than to hide them later! We will share ways to hide threads at the end of your project in future articles. 


To tat over tails,

Note: it is a good idea to secure a new thread with a knot before tatting over tails to keep the work from pulling apart. Also, be careful using this to hide the tail inside your first ring, since it’s possible to pull the core thread back through and undo your ring! To prevent this, you can make the first half stitch, and then begin to tat over the tails.