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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.
Padded Tatting Rose
A a pattern using padded tatting from an illustration from the Needlecraft Magazine of May 1929, page 10.
Piano Scarf Edging 1916
Miss C.W.'s Tatted edging for Piano Scarf June 11, 1916 The Plain Dealer
Picot Play by Martha Ess
Martha Ess has recently looked with new eyes at a very old tatting publication by Mrs. Cornelia and Miss Austin, "Tatting or Frivolité" and discovered there is more to a picot than we have previously realized.
Pineapple Heaven by Doretha Albee
Doretha Albee's (1935-2011) intriguing interpretation of the familiar crocheted pineapple motif into tatting was first featured in Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series, "Tatting with Friends." Her pattern, "Pineapple Heaven", if made in size 40 cordonnet thread the finished doily would be about 12" i
Planning for the End...
Tatters all strive to find ways that are simple to do but effectively hide the tail. Try these.
Plastic Tatting Shuttles
Plastic tatting shuttles are widely available, come in many colors and are reasonably priced.
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