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Here are the top ten articles for the Tatting Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Japanese Needle Tatting
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.

2. The Young Ladies' Journal. 1885 Fig. 21
The Young Ladies' Journal. Complete Guide to the Work-Table. 9th edition 1885. Tatting. Pattern #21 with original pattern (mistakes and all) and modern tatting methods. One shuttle pattern.

3. 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.

4. Tatting Fantasia 4 by Iris Niebach
Iris Niebach's new "Tatting Fantasia 4" has a cosmopolitan feel. Each of the dozen tatting projects included are named after a different well-known city.

5. Il Lavoro Chiacchierino Series
This long-running series of tatting books produced by Mani di Fata is a treasure trove of traditional tatting patterns.

6. 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

7. Bicolor Needle Tatted Rings
Bicolor rings using needle tatting and two different colored threads wrapped alternately.

8. 7 Methods of Tatting
A brief overview of several methods of tatting: finger tatting, shuttle, needle, needle used as if it were a shuttle, cro-tating, Japanese hook tatting.

9. Heart, Jan Stawasz
Jan Stawasz shares his heart pattern from his new book, "Tatted Treasures." Experienced tatters will recognize that this is his homage to the late master tatter, Mary Konior. (See his acknowledgement on the diagram.)

10. Edging by Dagmar Pezzuto and Anne Orr
This edging was inspired by Anne Orr's pattern from J. & P. Coats "Crochet, Cross Stitch and Tatting" Book 14 1923. It has been revised and redesigned by Dagmar Pezzuto 2014



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Sajou Album for Frivolity Works #16

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