I am remembering the tatting of Mary Maynard today. A tatter wrote to me trying to locate copies of Mary's books. Unfortunately, they are out of print.
Many of her patterns are listed in the files of the Online Tatting Class (which is free and fun for anyone.) Some of the links are written below for you to copy and paste into your browser.
I have always been very fond of this flower with the long picots interlaced.
Here Mary turned a simple butterfly pattern into a what looks to me like an Egyptian vulture pendant like that worn by King Tutankhamun. It just cries out for beads though.
Mary's Heart gives you practice in using beads and buttons in a tatting project. The joins to the center of the button will require extra care.
If you have put off learning the split chain, now is the time. This pattern for a candy cane made with many split chains.
She used beads to good effect in this earring developed from an edging pattern.
Mary also had a great respect for the early tatters like Anne Orr. She did a study of her work based on the book. There are many techniques you can practice.
Mary designed this motif for the celtic contest many years ago.
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Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.
Workbasket Feb 1959 Collar trim & medallion This is teaching patterns as well as fun to do. This easy pattern works up into a sew on edging. The collar may also have a tatted medallion at the corners.
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