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Thoughts on Opening a Closed Tatted Ring. Here are a few suggestions on opening a closed ring and an explanation of gapsosis.
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.
Georgiana Bromley - Needle Tatting
"Tatting with a Needle for Beginners" by Georgiana Bromley. This book contains the basic instructions for both left and right handed needle tatters. It also presents the instructions in a unique manner with many references to knitting.
German Language Tatting Books
A list of tatting books in the German language.
German Tatting Terms
A list of common tatting terms in German with abbreviations and the English equivalent.
Gift or Sachet Bag
A hanky with a tatted lace edge, even an antique one or one with worn places or spots, can be folded and basted into a lovely sachet bag.
Gina Brummett - May Mystery Motif
Gina Brummet was a great friend and terrific tatter. She offered this pattern as the May Mystery Motif (2008.)
Ginny Weathers - Christmas Bk 2 review
Ginny Weathers, an award winning tatter, and long-time contributor to the Online Tatting Class presents her second Christmas book, "12 Ornaments of Christmas Book 2".
Girl's Own Book 1858 Edging
Recent study of "The Girl's Own Book" 1858 edition by (Lydia) Maria Child brought to my attention an illustration of 4 variations of a line of half-closed rings. Half-closed rings were often used in vintage patterns but seen less seldom today.
Girl's Own Book 1858 Pattern
"The Girl's Own Book" in 1833 had no tatting. But by the time that the 1858 edition was issued, tatting had its own section. The tatting section is on pages 330 through 348. The instructions are quite general but accurate as are the illustrations. Among the patterns is this curious piece of lace.
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