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Node Stitch in Vintage Tatted Yoke
A chain tatted with Victorian sets, in this pattern 4 x first half stitch followed by 4 x second half stitch is called variously node stitch, rick rack stitch and/or zig zag stitch.
Norma Benporath's 3 Motifs
These three medallions appeared in the Jan. 31, 1935 issue of The Queenslander on page 35 written by Norma Benporath, OAM.
Occhi Schiffchenspitze - Frivolité (Langwieser/Scharowa). The 2011 edition of this book is the same as the original edition with the addition of a few more motifs in the "Musterteil" section and the back section has two peacock designs (one is featured as the new cover to the third edition.)
Oeillet, Oval, Circle, and Loop all mean Ring.
The word oeillet, along with loop, oval and circle are all used to indicate a "ring" in this 1867 Mlle Riego pattern from the Royal Tatting book, pg. 10.
Olympic Interlocking Rings
The symbol of the Olympics is a set of five interlocking rings. The method of tatting interlocking rings has recently been of special interest for that reason.
Onion Ring Join with the Tatting Needle
The Onion Ring Join with the Tatting Needle takes a little more manipulation to make correctly
Onion Rings- Ball thread join
The Onion ring uses a ball thread join, not the traditional up join nor the modern down join. The onion ring join allows a center ring to be tightly surrounded by one or more rings in one or more colors. Used with the self-closing mock ring (scmr) it can build a multicolor wide lace.
Origin of the Doily
Oval Shuttle motif
Norma Benporath (1900 - 1998) designed lovely tatting patterns which were published by SEMCO in the pre- and during the WWII years. This pattern caught my attention because of its oval shuttle-like shape. It is from the Home Beautiful Tatting Book #4
A brief explanation of padded tatting using an illustration from the Needlecraft Magazine of May 1929, page 10.
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