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1. Faggoting & Tatting on Collar
This collar by Norma Benporath will require planning and concentration. It is a vintage public domain pattern. Faggoting is an embroidery stitch joining across an opening between pieces of fabric.
2. Knotting vs Tatting stitches
The essential difference between knotting and tatting is that the double stitch "slides" on the core thread of tatting while in knotting the core thread itself is manipulated to make a knot that is stationary.
3. Faggoting & Tatting on Collar Insertion Step
This collar by Norma Benporath will require planning and concentration. It is a vintage public domain pattern from the Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 16 February 1935, page 14. Designed for "The Australasian" by Norma Benporath NEEDLECRAFT AN EXQUISITE COLLAR IN HAND-MADE LAC
4. Knotting or Tatting?
There is sometimes a confusion between knotting and tatting shuttles has been around for years. In these public domain paintings, the ladies all have shuttles in their hands. But are they tatting shuttles?
5. Tatting to the End
Here are some good reminders that when we start to tat we need to start at the end by considering how to finish off the tails of the thread. And what an array of methods we have to help us.
6. Workbasket Feb 1959 Cloverleaf Edging
This is teaching patterns as well as fun to do. This easy pattern works up into a pointed scallop. Learn how to create a straight edging or adapt it to a curved edging.
7. Sewn Picot in outwest vintage doily
Found out west, an ecru rectangular doily with a puzzling joining.
8. Rings Galore Bracelet Vicki Clarke
This bracelet by Vicki Clarke features the single shuttle split ring.
9. Tassels & Onions Bracelet Vicki Clarke
A great bracelet by Vicki Clarke featuring the onion ring join.
10. Workbasket Feb 1959 Collar trim & medallion
This is teaching patterns as well as fun to do. This easy pattern works up into a sew on edging. The collar may also have a tatted medallion at the corners.
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