Top Ten tatting Articles

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. AJ Sutton Bridal Bag
A bridal bag to tat shared by AJ Sutton.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. Mystery Doily Restored - Patty Dowden
Recently, this mysterious doily was rediscovered on Intatters and caused a commotion. I was so pleased to know that even after more than a decade this doily is still being studied and worked by tatters. Patty Dowden of the Intatters discussion group on this doily, has prepared a new set of diagrams

6. Mignonette Basics
The tatted mignonette stitch is not a stitch at all. It is actuallya tatted ground work comprised of all rings, no chains.

7. Joins -Up, Down, Shuttle Lock Join
The join is a technique used in constructed large pieces of lace from smaller tatted bits. There are many types of join, i.e., up, down, shuttle lock join, onion ring, split ring, swirl, lark's head picot join (LHPJ), and many others.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Happy Occhi by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
"Happy Occhi", a new book in German (English translation available). Square motifs in tatted lace by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann 2013. Pattern shared is Sonnenschein from page 20

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