In this tutorial, I explain how to use an iPad to create tatting designs. Go to the Design Gallery tab to see what I have created so far.
Update: Click Here to read a post about an app called Amaziograph. I find this app to be superior to the Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad app that I had been using before.
Part 1: How to use Kaleidoscope Drawing Pad
Part 2: How to Draw a Design that can be Tatted
Part 3: How to Make a Rough Estimate of Stitch Count
Part 4: How to Begin Tatting Your Design
Part 5: Making Adjustments and Finalizing Your Piece
This is an in process tutorial about how to use Inkscape to create tatting diagrams. When it is finished, it will be close to 20 parts long. Inkscape is free to use and can be downloaded from the Inkscape website.
Click on the titles below to access parts of the tutorial:
1) Diagramming Rings, Chains, and Picots
2a) Another way to Draw Chains
2b) Drawing Symmetrical Chains NEW
3a) Drawing Teardrop Shaped Rings
3b) Drawing Teardrop Shaped Rings (alternative method) NEW
4) Duplicating, Resizing, and Rotating
5) Grouping, Line Width, and Color
6) Multicolored Elements: Lock Chains
7) Drawing Split Rings in two colors
7b) Split Rings in Two Colors: Part 2
8) Using Guides
9) Black and White Split Rings
10) Using Layers and Drawing on Photos
11a) Drawing "Automatic" Pattern Repeats (Part 1)
11b) Drawing "Automatic" Pattern Repeats (Part 2)