Place the previously complete work in the pinch. Bring the ball or shuttle 2 thread across the middle finger and ring finger and back down to the pinch. Allow a loop of thread to dangle down below the pinch (place a space holder or hackle pliers on the loop to prevent premature closing. Bring the thread back up and across the ring finger and anchor it to the little finger with a few ties or wraps.
Take up shuttle 1 (or the tatting needle) and begin to weave the leaf. One pass is a complete trip from the right to the left and back to the right. The pattern will designate the number of wraps.
Take the shuttle over/under/over to the left, then under/over/under back to the right. Use the point of the shuttle/needle or a crochet hook to move the thread tightly down to the point.
|Make the leaf get a little wider at the center then taper off again. Remove loops from hand or loom and close carefully.|