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Spanish Language Tatting Book Reviews 2
Short book reviews of several Spanish language tatting books. Part 2.
Spanish Tatting Terms
A list of common tatting terms in Spanish with abbreviations and the English equivalent.
The split chain is just one technique which allows a tatter to tat from the center out or from row to row with unnecessary cuts in the thread. Popularized by Dora Young who was also the first tatter to ever receive a U.S. Patent for a tatting technique.
Split Ring Vintage Pattern Coats #14
An early example of the split ring was used in the J.P. Coats Co. Booklet #14.
St. Gertrude Museum Tatting
Tatted Lace at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Museum in Cottonwood Idaho
Starting a Pattern
You do not have to start exactly where the directions say. Remember that older patterns told us often to cut and tie when it was completely unnecessary. Tatters today try to modernize patterns by starting with a starter picot, or using a mock picot to climb out into a split ring/chain.
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Sumi Fujishige - 2 Tatting Books (Japanese)
Here is some detailed information about two wonderful books of tatting patterns in the Japanese Language by the talented tatting designer, Sumi Fujishige.
Sunflower Motif by Betty Albertson
This Sunflower by Betty Albertson offers exercises in making the split chain, forming dense centers from chains, climbing out through a mock picot to reduce the number of cuts to the thread and cluny weaving.
Takako Kitano's Tatted Accessories
Takako Kitano's "Small Tatted Lace Accessories" focuses on tatting to create wearable art, necklaces, bracelets, hair ornaments.
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