By the end of the first class, all four students could do the "flip". This is a picture of rings and chain.
Two of the students finished their first heart. This was their first actual pattern that they completed. I was so pround of them.
Here is the first hanky that one of them tatted. This is before blocking. She has also made several snowflakes. Another student is still working on an edging.
Unfortunately, I had two to decide they did not like tatting. I asked all of them to practice a little everyday so that they would not forget. These two did not have/or take the time to practice, so it was relearn the "flip" each week. Needless to say, once the class was over, they did not want anymore to do with tatting. One of them even gave her thread to another student in the class.
I always tell students that "once you get the hang of it, tatting can be so relaxing." So far, they say tatting is not relaxing, but it's enjoyable.
I do think that the ones that continue to tat are doing a good job.