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Shuttle vs Needle Tatting
Which is easiest to learn, shuttle tatting or needle tatting?
Singapore Tatting Book
A new tatting book from Singapore, "Fun with Tatted Motifs." Irene Yeow says that she is a writer and freelance editor of educational books. She learned tatting from her co-author, Lilian Cheong, about 7 years ago.
Single Shuttle Chain
Creating a chain using only one shuttle.
Spanish Language Tatting Book Reviews
Short book reviews of several Spanish language tatting books.
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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