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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.
Pineapple Heaven by Doretha Albee
Doretha Albee's (1935-2011) intriguing interpretation of the familiar crocheted pineapple motif into tatting was first featured in Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series, "Tatting with Friends." Her pattern, "Pineapple Heaven", if made in size 40 cordonnet thread the finished doily would be about 12" i
Hiding Tails basics method
The best way to hide your thread ends is to avoid creating them whenever possible. Eventually, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, you tat to the end of the thread, literally. Here are several ways to hide the ends.
Hiding Tails preferred method
The best way to hide your thread ends is to avoid them whenever possible. This means that you should begin to "think" the pattern through before you tat it. Thinking ahead allows you to employ two shuttles, wind your shuttles in the continuous thread method (CMT), and/or to utilize the split ring, s
Building a Tatting Library - Butterick's
Butterick's 1896 "Tatting & Netting, 150 pages of vintage tatting patterns and much more!
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