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Hisayo Sugita's "Tatting Lace" is a lavishly photographed book which would challenge the beginning tatter and would provide many hours of happy tatting for the experienced.
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
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.
Heminway Sons Silk Company & Tatting
A few notes on the influence of Heminway Silk Company on tatting.
Hearts, Split ring by Georgia Seitz
Here is a heart pattern to practice both the split ring, multiple joins into one picot and picots all the same size. It is the logo from my personal teaching website, www.georgiaseitz.com.
Heart, Jan Stawasz
Jan Stawasz shares his heart pattern from his new book, "Tatted Treasures." Experienced tatters will recognize that this is his homage to the late master tatter, Mary Konior. (See his acknowledgement on the diagram.)
Heart, Heart's Desire by Susan Fuller
"Heart's Desire" pattern from Susan Fuller's "A Potpourri of Tatting Patterns"
Heart Celtic Birgit PHelps
This unusual heart is a workout in Celtic tatting and split rings. Birgit Phelps tatted with two colors. The use of the dark color on the outside really framed the figure. When adding the center part, she recommends finger tatting the last few elements.
Happy Occhi by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
"Happy Occhi", a new book in German (English translation available). Square motifs in tatted lace by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann 2013. Pattern shared is Sonnenschein from page 20
Half-Closed Tatted Ring
he mystery of the half-closed ring lies in the fact that we use it so seldom these days. It can be the foundation for many patterns, as shown by many public domain vintage patterns from the "DMC Book of Tatting" by Thérèse de Dillmont.
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