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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!

Reading, Writing, and Diagramming Patterns
Vintage tatting patterns were lengthy and confusing. Today's tatting notation makes it easier to read, write and diagram patterns.

Tatted Camisole Yoke
Camisole yokes were favorites of tatters in the early part of the previous century. Although intended for lingerie and sleepwear, these are perfect for modern summer tops and evening blouses. For daily use items, use sturdy tatting cotton but for the night life use glitzy threads and beads and add b

Applying Needle Tatting to Floral Wire
Excellent projects for the newest tatters, these decorations, floral wreaths and corsages can be made from any thread or yarn. The finished project will need other supplies such as corsage leaves, netting, ribbons and beads, etc.

Building a Tatting Library - Lady Hoare
The Art of Tatting...A Tatting Book without Patterns by Lady Katharin Hoare and Carmen Sylva

The Shuttle Lock Join
A description of the shuttle lock join.

Building a Tatting Library - Anne Orr
A tatting reference library is a wonderful resource for all tatters. Start building your own reference library by acquiring the most influential books of the 20th century.

Preventing Gapsosis
Avoid those distressing gaps in the lace between rings and chains.

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