Japanese Style Hook Tatting
New Book from Toshiko Takashima
Japanese Style Hook Tatting
Japanese Style Hook Tatting by Toshiko Takashima who was born in Osaka, Japan. A talented designer she learned tatting and knitting from sisters during her childhood and later learned Ribbon embroidery from Shizue Sanda, French embroidery from Leonie Miura, Knitting from Yasuko Uga and Continuity lace from Kazuko Yamashita.
You will need patience to master this needle tatting technique. Unlike shuttle tatting and traditional needle tatting, the tool does not hold a supply of thread with which to work. Instead, Japanese needle tatting functions more like crochet in that it draws continually from the ball of thread.
Note the unique shape of the Japanese Hook Tatting Needles."
Sample of pattern, diagrams and tutorial style from pg 17. This new book features a wide variety of tatting items. Using large thread or yarn, there are patterns for shawls, vests and camisoles some of which contain accents of tatted silk ribbons. Beaded tatting is include in a jabot, collar and a reticule. A number of unusual pieces include inverted tatting for leaves and blossoms in the shape of a blueberry made form one tatted ring with many picots. Very intriguing.
This diagram of instructions is in the public domain and has been posted for tatters for several years.
A. There is a hook at either end of the Japanese tatting needle and it does not matter which end you use. Bring the tail of the thread to the mid point of the needle. With other hand grasp the thread make a loop over a finger. Insert hook into this loop and transfer to the needle and remove slack.
B. Make another loop (facing the opposite direction) and transfer it to the needle and remove slack.
C. This forms one double stitch.
D. Continue in like manner for the length needed.
Up to this point, the procedure is the same as regular needle tatting.
E. As shown in illustration D. grasp the thread from the ball with the hook and pull this loop completely through the double stitches, until there is a small loop of thread at both ends of the line.
F. Insert the hook fully through the loop on the right and reach forward to the left end and grasp the little loop.
G. Pull this loop through the right end loop and remove slack. This forms a ring.
1974 Published the book “Takashima Tatting”.
1976 Performed tatting on NHK( Japan broadcast) TV program Fujin Hyakka at the Feb
Held Work Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department store.
1978 Received a patent for hook tatting tool called Takashimabari and also
patent received for Hook tatting method of chain by using Takashimabari.
1980 Published the book “Hook Tatting” from Vogue Nippon.
1986 Held the Work Exhibition at Junkudo at Paris.
1998 Attended at Ring of Tatters tatting day at England and introduced Takashima tatting.
2008 Joined Horstmar International Tatting Exhibition in Germany.
Since 1988 holds the work exhibition at Ashiya city every each year.
Every year she joins the hobby show at Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya.
Member of Ring of Tatters, Japan Tatting Association.
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