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August 5 2014 Tatting Newsletter

Edging with Interlocking Rings by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2014

This time of year many tatters are inside hiding from the heat or from the winds of winter depending on your hemisphere. Either way, tattng a new pattern is a great way to wait for milder temperatures to return.

Here is another charming tatting pattern shared by Dagmar Pezzuto. It is tatted with regular rings, split rings and interlocking rings. Two shuttles are required to achieve this effect. Since there are interlocking rings, celtic style, the shuttle will need to pass through a completed ring. This means that at least one shuttle must be the narrow celtic style. Or, this may be tatted using a blunt needle as if it were a shuttle, or in regular needle tatting style.

tatted edging Gola by Dagmar Pezzuto 2014


CTM = continuous thread method
R = ring
CH = chain
- = picot
SR = split ring
JK = josephine knot/ring
clr = close ring
rw = reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work
bts = bare thread space

The order of work is straightforward. Regular ring, chain, josephine ring, chain, cloverleaf, chain, josephine ring, interlocking ring and lastly, a split ring.

diagram for tatted edging Gola by Dagmar Pezzuto 2014


R1 4 - 20 clr rw
CH1 8 dnrw
Using shuttle 2 tat JK 12 clr dnrw, continue chain 8
DNRW before nor after the cloverleaf

R2 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr dnrw leave no bts
R3 3 + (join to last p of R2)1, (- 1)x10, 3 clr dnrw leave no bts
R4 3 + (join to last p of R3) 3 - 3 - 3 clr dnrw
CH2 8 dnrw
Using shuttle 2 tat JK 12 clr dnrw, continue chain 8

Pass the thread through R1 and begin R5
R5 20 - 4 clr dnrw
SR6 3 - 1 - 1 - 3 / 9 clr dnrw
Repeat for desired length.

pair of narrow wooden shuttles for celtic tatting use by Georgia Seitz

Celtic style shuttles are available in many materials and colors today. Here is one set of two bamboo narrow celtic style shuttles handcrafted by Georgia Seitz. This size will pass through all the openings shown in this piece of tatting.

Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

Sajou Album for Frivolity Works #16 Album for Frivolity Works #16 Published ©1861 by SAJOU, Embroidery and Tapestry Patterns Manufacturer, Paris. Here are the directions for pattern #16 in modern tatting notation. This is an edging comprised of half closed rings.


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