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The Classic Wheel
It is never too early to begin your tatted entries for the State and local fairs. to inspire you here is a vintage edging. This classic wheel edging earned Mabel Stanley the $1 prize as reported in the April 20, 1919 newspaper in Cuyahoga Falls [Ohio.]
Ben Fikkert Tatter
Ben Fikkert is a gentleman tatter from the Netherlands. He has written three books on tatting.
Which half stitch comes first?
What is meant by the first and second half stitch? These stitches were known earlier as the plain or the purl stitch, or the French stitch and the English stitch.
Jan Stawasz Tatter from Poland
Jan Stawasz is the premier tatting designer in Poland.
Gentleman tatter, Chester Ross Bentz Sr.
Chester Ross Bentz Sr. learned to tat while awaiting transportation Stateside after the end of World War I. Chester then enjoyed a life-long love affair with tatting. He created 4 full bedspreads for his sons. One of which is in a museum in Winterset Iowa.
Men in Tatting - Mark Myers
When building our tatting pattern reference library we must not forget the gentlemen of tatting. Some of those who are published tatting designers may be known to you already. This article on Mark Myers is but a start on the list of male tatters which is in the process of being researched.
Julie Patterson - Three Books
These three books by Julie Patterson in Australia have long been out of print. The patterns are all easy to follow with clear diagrams and photos of the work. They have been brought back into print this week. They would be an excellent addition to any tatter's tatting reference library.
Branching Encapsulation by Sherry Pence
This is the fourth book by Sherry Pence is also known as LadyShuttleMaker for the wonderful ceramic shuttles she hand crafts.
Picot Play by Martha Ess
Martha Ess has recently looked with new eyes at a very old tatting publication by Mrs. Cornelia and Miss Austin, "Tatting or Frivolité" and discovered there is more to a picot than we have previously realized.
Edwige Renaudin - La Frivolité aux Navettes
Edwige Renaudin, "La Frivolité aux Navettes, Les Bases Fondamentales Perfectionnées Vol. 1" published by éditions didier carpentier, 2012, HB, more than 1000 photos and illustrations
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