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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. Art Tatting Jewelry Lyn Morton
A new book is from well known designer and long time tatter, Lyn Morton of the UK. It is "The Art of Tatting Jewelry, Exquisite Lace and Bead Designs." Lyn's book is 110 pages.

3. Il Lavoro Chiacchierino Series
Here's an update on this long-running series of tatting books produced by Mani di Fata is a treasure trove of traditional tatting patterns.

4. Motif Bocher 1912 Tatting Book
Bocher 1912 Tatting Book. Among the many patterns for which members of the Online Tatting Class rewrote methods in 2009 and prepared samples, several are still available in the class files. This particular pattern inspired both earrings by Sue MacLeod and a bracelet, too.

5. Oval Shuttle motif
Norma Benporath (1900 - 1998) designed lovely tatting patterns which were published by SEMCO in the pre- and during the WWII years. This pattern caught my attention because of its oval shuttle-like shape. It is from the Home Beautiful Tatting Book #4

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

7. Art 3D Tatting by Yuuko Terachi
Art 3D Tatting by Yuuko Terachi Vol. 3 has Japanese and English text. This is a petite booklet of 46 pages in size 6" x 8", paper back. The full color photography of these tatted pieces of jewelry and their clear diagrams are enhanced with excellent photo tutorials.

8. Lovely Tatting Doilies - Hye-oon Lee
Hye-oon Lee has published a tatting book, Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Spring and Summer (in English.) Hye-oon presents many traditional style doilies, small and large. But there are some non traditional construction methods used especially in the center of several doilies. 2016

9. Anna G. Vecherskaya
Anna G. Vecherskaya's "FRIVOLITÉ, Practical course in making lace with shuttles" is an A4 paper booklet with 24 pages. Moscow ©1991. It is in the Russian language.

10. Occhi (Langwieser/Scharowa)
Occhi Schiffchenspitze - Frivolité (Langwieser/Scharowa). The 2011 edition of this book is the same as the original edition with the addition of a few more motifs in the "Musterteil" section and the back section has two peacock designs (one is featured as the new cover to the third edition.)



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