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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. Mignonette Edging Tatting Adeline Cordet
This pattern is #558 on page 8 of "Tatting", by Adeline Cordet Book 5. It may serve as an edging or an insertion. It begins with a regular all rings strip with bare thread spaces between the rings. The following rows are tatted in a light and airy method call "mignonette."
3. 3-D Tatted Angels - Carolyn Craig
3-D Tatted Angel & 3-D Fairies by Carolyn Craig 2016; 3-dimensional pieces with tatted wings and dresses and additional crafting, including some painting or tinting of colors.
4. Mignonette Tatting Adeline Cordet
This pattern is #550 on page 8 of "Tatting", by Adeline Cordet Book 5. It may serve as an edging or an insertion. It begins with a regular all rings strip with bare thread spaces between the rings. The following rows are tatted in a light and airy method call "mignonette."
5. Gentleman tatter, Chester Ross Bentz Sr.
Chester Ross Bentz Sr. learned to tat while awaiting transportation Stateside after the end of World War I. Chester then enjoyed a life-long love affair with tatting. He created 4 full bedspreads for his sons. One of which is in a museum in Winterset Iowa.
6. 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
7. Holiday Tree Card
Dorcas Newkirk found this card at a craft sale and sent it to Mary Jane Brittingham. The original designer is unknown. Christmas tree in one shuttle work tatted rings only.
8. Bicolor Needle Tatted Rings
Bicolor rings using needle tatting and two different colored threads wrapped alternately.
9. 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.
10. Tatted Leaf Forms
Perhaps the most common type of tatted leaf pattern is the tatted cluny leaf aka petal or tallie and the cloverleaf.
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