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The Tatted Flower Garden
In the last few years I have been asked for a copy of a speech I gave back in 2007. I post it here in hopes that it will be of interest to all and available to all. the speech was given at the Palmetto Tatters Guild 5th Annual Tat Days 2007, "Flower Garden" Sept. 7, 2007, White Oak South Carolina US
Workbasket Pattern List 1935-44
A list of the issues of the Workbasket Magazine and the tatting patterns in them from the first issue 1935 through 1944.
Tatting Site Map
You´ll find lots of information about needle tatting, shuttle tatting and some cro-tatting here. There is a huge and ever-growing collection of links to free patterns, supplies for purchase and articles as well as more general information.
Negative Space in Design
Lace is but a lot of holes surrounded by a pattern of thread which catches our eyes when we see it in detail. But, if we step back and view the lace from a slight distance, it is often the "holes" or the negative space which captures our attention.
The Tatted Split Ring in Design
The split ring, used in conjunction with a split chain sometimes, allows the tatter to climb out from the center of the piece of lace or climb from row to row without cutting the thread.
Reverse work, turn work and rotate
Reverse work, turn work and rotate. How to turn the work in progress.
Bicolor Needle Tatted Rings
Bicolor rings using needle tatting and two different colored threads wrapped alternately.
La Frivolité Dentelle aux Navettes - review
This French language tatting book is great for beginning tatters. Pascale Provost & Mick Fouriscot present all the basics in full color, step by step photos and illulstrations.
Barbara Hevener Heminway Pincushion
This antique pin cushion top (finished diameter approximately 4 inches) was presented on pages 75-76 of Lessons in Embroidery published early in the 1900s by M. Heminway & Sons. Barbara Hevener has removed all the unnecessary cut and tie methods used in the original and modernized it.
Cluny or Petal Tatting
Here are the basic steps for cluny tatting.
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