Attaching a New Tatting Thread

When tatting a larger piece, the thread of either shuttle may run out before the project is completed. Always  attach a new thread when starting a ring, never a chain. Rewind the shuttle. Cut the old thread back to ½”, end facing your right hand. With new thread start ring, ½” tail end of new thread facing your left hand. Work 1 double knot over old thread and anchor thread (fig 20A).

Flip over tail end from the back and place parallel to old end (fig 20B).

Now work next few double knots over both ends and anchor thread tightly (fig 20C), trim ends and complete ring.