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Onion Rings- Ball thread join
The Onion ring uses a ball thread join, not the traditional up join nor the modern down join. The onion ring join allows a center ring to be tightly surrounded by one or more rings in one or more colors. Used with the self-closing mock ring (scmr) it can build a multicolor wide lace.
Antique Handkerchief Edging
Here is another study of an antique pattern with an eye toward tatting the edging using modern tatting techniques to avoid unnecessary cutting and tying.
Round Tatted Doily (Anne Orr)
Applying Split Ring, Split Chain and Mock Picot to vintage patters to reduce or eliminate unnecessary cutting of the thread. Vintage doily by Anne Orr (Special request by Gina S)
Building a Tatting Library - Ineke Kuiperij
Ineke Kuiperij is a name to remember. A master tatter from the Netherlands, she has created a wonderful world of 3-dimensional tatting. Her tatted Carousel is a wonder to behold!
Why is Lydia Pinkham on My Tatting Shuttle?
Lydia Pinkham who gave away tatting shuttles as advertising premiums was once charged with obscenity for sharing information on the basic facts of life for women.
Searching for Tatting Patterns
Women Tatters of the pre-Civil War era in the USA were considered "legally dead!" It is a wonder that any tatting or tatting patterns survived.
This vase is just right for the intermediate tatter. The pattern is from the public domain booklet, "Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Book #3" by Nellie Ellison and Melvia M Stoddard published by Corticelli Silk Mills, Florence MA. 1916.
Nadine Nunnelley's Tatting 101
Nadine Nunnelley's, "Tatting 101 - A Course for the Beginning Tatter", offers a solid foundation for learning the fundamentals of traditional shuttle tatting.
How to create Block Tatting
Block Tatting is easy and fun to do. Tatted Blocks may be substituted for either rings or chains in many patterns.
How to Use a Picot Gauge
A picot gauge is the perfect tool to make your tatting stand out.
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