Techniques Shuttle

Tatting
Specific Techniques for both shuttles and needle tatting. This list is still in progress. Suggestions are welcome.

Onion Ring Join star
The basic construction of the onion ring and its special join.

Onion ring join basics star[offsite link]
I have often wondered about the unusual rings so often found in antique tatting patterns from Europe, especially Germany. These were rings within rings which resembled the onion-shaped domes of churches in Bavaria where once I lived, so I called them "onion rings." At first glance, they appear to be rings surrounded by chains, but further study showed that these rings could also be tatted when doing all one shuttle work. Intriguing.

Onion Ring Join illustrated star[offsite link]
The onion ring join makes it possible to create the look of a ring surrounded by a chain but using only one shuttle/needle.

Onion ring Join Method by Aurora Lozada star[offsite link]
Aurroa Lozada┬┤s Method for making the onion ring join and the split ring onion ring join.

Onion Ring Practice - Wide edging star[offsite link]
A traditional pattern of opposing rings is the header for this wide edging in mignonette tatting and featuring onion rings. Sample by Sunela Thomas. Pattern by Emmy Liebert Book 2 fig. 50.

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