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Left to Right or Right to Left?

What should I do if I am left-handed?


If you happen to be left-hand dominant, fear not! Needle lace is pretty easy to do whether you work a row from right to left, or left to right. It is mainly about what makes you feel like you have better control over your work.


I am not left-handed, but while I struggled through the process with my left-hand, I felt that it was easier for me to control the work when my dominant hand with the needle wasn't blocking my view as I tied knots along a row. The choice is ultimately up to you though!


Visually, the flower pattern when completed, does not look that different from each other. The geometric pattern looks the same, the petal size and shape looks the same, the only slight difference is in the direction the knots are pointing towards (upper right hand corner, or upper left hand corner.)


I hope that helps the left-handed folks out there! Most books, including mine is written from left to right, but you can also flip the ideas and get the same results. The important thing to remember is that the thread has to be over the needle, and the thread is wound around the needle in a counter-clockwise direction regardless of whether you work from left to right or right to left.



Tatting Corner Secret Santa Exchange!


If you signed up to participate this year in the Secret Santa Exchange hosted by Tatting Corner, you should have received your partner's info. I'll be participating this year and am trying to figure out what I want to make for my secret santa in needle lace!


The Shop Section Returns!


In the future, I'll be adding more videos for purchase on doing needle lace. I am still trying to decide what other things I'd like to add to this section. Even though the section is back up, it will still be a while before I have content for it.

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