Shuttle tatted motif and Needle tatted one
I picked up a shuttle when I started tatting. I also love to tat with a needle.
Though I seldom needle tat, I love the way my hand moves with thread and needle.
This photo shows how I tatted same patterns with a shuttle and a needle. Left motif is made with a shuttle, and right one with needle. The needle tatted one is rather stiff and at the same time soft.
I don't needle tat so often mainly because it scares other people a bit. Some people afraid of pointed thing, like Eric Idle :-)
Left: Shuttle tatted
Right: Needle (#5) tatted
Thread: Olympus #40