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The Classic Wheel
It is never too early to begin your tatted entries for the State and local fairs. to inspire you here is a vintage edging. This classic wheel edging earned Mabel Stanley the $1 prize as reported in the April 20, 1919 newspaper in Cuyahoga Falls [Ohio.]
The Delineator Magazine
A brief history of the Delineator Magazine and the Butterick's Company.
The Pearl Stitch
The Pearl Stitch as used in The Girl's Own Book of Tatting
The Shuttle Brothers-Randy and Gary Houtz
The Shuttle Brothers, Gary, shuttle brother #1, has been tatting since the mid-'70's, and is in real life an accountant. The "Udder Brudder", Randy, shuttle brother #2, worked for the Forest Service, but carved tatting shuttles for his brother. Both are tatting teachers and designers.
The Shuttle Lock Join
A description of the shuttle lock join.
The Split Ring in 1901??
In studying old Australian newspapers archives Judith Anderson discovered a pattern with unusual directions. This pattern was printed in 1901 and seemed top include direction for the split ring. I believe that this may make it the earliest documented use of the split ring
The Tatted Cross and Easter items
The tatted cross is a perennial favorite with tatters everywhere. It is a great learning tool and a great gift item. It offers so many possibilities for creativity.
The Tatted Flower Garden
In the last few years I have been asked for a copy of a speech I gave back in 2007. I post it here in hopes that it will be of interest to all and available to all. the speech was given at the Palmetto Tatters Guild 5th Annual Tat Days 2007, "Flower Garden" Sept. 7, 2007, White Oak South Carolina US
The Tatted Split Ring in Design
The split ring, used in conjunction with a split chain sometimes, allows the tatter to climb out from the center of the piece of lace or climb from row to row without cutting the thread.
Tomoko Morimoto - 3 Steps to Great Tatted Lace
"3 Steps to Great Tatted Lace" by Tomoko Morimoto, NHK Jan. 2012. In this full size book with 28 patterns and 80 pages, Tomoko Morimoto presents the basic of tatting in three sections.
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