So far my limited tatting experience consisted of only needle tatting. Needle tatting is very easy to learn and enjoyable. My dragonfly, flower basket and an edging on one of my crazy hearts was needle tatted.
I also wanted to know how to shuttle tatt. I guess in part there seems to be more shuttle patterns available in lieu of needle patterns. I also understand you can convert shuttle patterns to needle patterns. Without undestanding the concept of shuttle tatting I found it difficult to convert these patterns. Perhaps I am missing the eaze of converting and making it more difficult then it has to be. I think too it was best (at least in my case) to understand the basics of needle tatting before attempting shuttle tatting.
So I am so happy to show you my first shuttle tatted ring.
In needle tatting you tie off each ring and chain, like a shoelace. So when I closed this ring I think I slipped the shuttle through the loop. I know that is wrong and in the next few I made I just closed the ring.
A special thanks to Tattingchic for answering my questions.