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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. Tatting Plus Teneriffe
Tatting has been combined with teneriffe lace. Teneriffe is a needle lace method in which a web of threads is worked out across a foundation which may be a piece of heavy cloth, a pin cushion or a specially designed form like a wheel or square
2. 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.
3. Lucy's Rose Doily by Mrs Consistre
Mrs. Louise "Lucy" Consistre, who tatted the famous "Last Supper" tapestry also tatted this rose doily in the same technique of blocks of four ring. It is not known if this is her original pattern.
4. Bicolor Needle Tatted Rings
Bicolor rings using needle tatting and two different colored threads wrapped alternately.
5. Onion Rings- Ball thread join
The Onion ring uses a ball thread join, not the traditional up join nor the modern down join. The onion ring join allows a center ring to be tightly surrounded by one or more rings in one or more colors. Used with the self-closing mock ring (scmr) it can build a multicolor wide lace.
6. Marie Rice Researches 1930's Butterfly
A few years ago Marie Rice researched a 1930's tatted butterfly which she purchased at LACIS in Berkeley CA. LACIS is a lace maker's and needleworker’s paradise. Marie has collected tatting books and patterns for over 50 years, but had never seen this tailed butterfly pattern before.
7. 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 ©
8. Clara Haase pats #2 #4
These are two more designs are by Clara Haase. Her name appears more than once in Needlecraft Magazine.
9. Reading, Writing, and Diagramming Patterns
Vintage tatting patterns were lengthy and confusing. Today's tatting notation makes it easier to read, write and diagram patterns.
10. Il Lavoro Chiacchierino Series
This long-running series of tatting books produced by Mani di Fata is a treasure trove of traditional tatting patterns.
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