It is NOT recommended that you just take the thread and start winding around the shuttle/bobbin.
Doing so will add extra twist to the thread and make for messy looking doublestitches and the
thread will be on a constant twisting action as you are tatting and this can be very annoying.
You can place your bobbin on a sewing machine post as if you were to load a bobbin, but be wary!
You have to be careful with the tension of the winding. Winding the thread on the bobbin at a
fast speed can stretch the thread and put strain on it, and maybe break the thread. What you
can do is put foam or an old sock(or other material) under the pedal of your sewing machine so
that when you press down you won't have a tendency to go to fast and the bobbin is being wound
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on these pages are solely of the author
and are not to be taken as gospel. There are several ways to accomplish
each step of the processes and it is up to your discretion to find what best
suits your situation.