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Needle Tatting a Wide Picot
Learn to wrap this intriguing decorative wide picot on the tatting needle.
Needle Tatting by Alicja Kwartnik
Both of Alicja Kwartnik's needle tatting books are printed in Italian. However, the patterns are presented with full color detailed photos and numbered diagrams. Although intended as a needle tatting book, all the patterns may be tatted with the tatting shuttle as well.
Needle Tatting Double Stitch
The Construction of the Needle Tatted Double Stitch
Needle Tatting from Donatella Ciotti
The first book by Donatella Ciotti, an Italian tatting designer, that I have studied. It is full of easy patterns of jewelry and gifts items.
Needle Tatting Practicing the Double Stitch
Practicing the Needle Tatted Double Stitch
Needle Tatting Shuttle Style
You can use a tatting needle or blunt tapestry needle as if it were a shuttle. The needle is attached to a long cut thread as normal, and then manipulated in the same manner as a shuttle.
Needlecraft Magazine 1922 Corner
Needlecraft Magazine June 1922, pgs 10 and 19 has a corner of unusual design
Needleweaving and Tatting Insertion
The insertion pictured above was designed by Tina Frauberger. It is composed of two lines of an edging joined together by two floating rings. The open area between the center joins is filled with needle weaving. This needle weaving may be replaced with tatted rings.
Negative Space in Design
Lace is but a lot of holes surrounded by a pattern of thread which catches our eyes when we see it in detail. But, if we step back and view the lace from a slight distance, it is often the "holes" or the negative space which captures our attention.
New Books - Summer 2015
What a fantastic summer this has been for new tatting books. Here are some more books to add to your collection.
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