I always think it's amazing that such intricate flowers etc can be made with a ball of string and a pointy stick and have many times tried to teach myself from books, magazines and indeed YouTube! In fact when my friend tried to teach me years ago we ended up in tears of laughter at my plight. I am a left-hander and it's hard to reverse the technique, so this time I decided to try right handed. Well, again the tears of laughter and general expletives under my breath. I came home with an aching bicep - boy was I tense!!
Carole was most patient, sympathetic and humorous. I had fun. I still can't crochet.
Here are some examples of Carol Thomas' tatting skills.