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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. Golden Tatting Shuttles
Fancy shuttles with costly decorations are well known among tatting and knotting shuttles, too. But, gold?
3. Bicolor Needle Tatted Rings
Bicolor rings using needle tatting and two different colored threads wrapped alternately.
4. Mary Lou Tiffany 1927-2015
Mary Lou Tiffany' cushion from Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners series 1995, Tatting with Friends, pg. 131
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. Miss Beller's Van Dyke Edging 1916
Miss Beller's Van Dyke Edging 1916, The Plain Dealer, is a vintage piece of simple tatting but whose construction requires planning.
7. 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
8. 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.)
9. Cluny or Petal Tatting
Here are the basic steps for cluny tatting.
10. 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.
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