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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.
Uses for the picot in tatting for design and construction.
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.
Pointed Edging - Mabel Ketchum 1917
Mabel's Edging is a simple pattern which forms delicate points. This edging may be used to adorn clothing, linens or even turned into jewelry. Add a few beads over the joins and in the centers of the rings and instant necklace!
Avoid those distressing gaps in the lace between rings and chains.
Reading, Writing, and Diagramming Patterns
Vintage tatting patterns were lengthy and confusing. Today's tatting notation makes it easier to read, write and diagram patterns.
Reverse work, turn work and rotate
Reverse work, turn work and rotate. How to turn the work in progress.
Rhoda Auld - Tatting
Tatting, The contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle - Rhoda L. Auld is an eye-opening book for tatters who are particularly interested in the construction of tatting.
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