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. 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.

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

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. 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

5. Interlocking Tatted Rings
Instructions for interlocking tatted rings appeared in the Young Ladies Journal,1869. This method was revived and reprinted in Tatting Knots and Notes, Nov. 1992 by the late Doretha Albee.

6. 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.

7. 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

8. Julie Patterson - Three Books
These three books by Julie Patterson in Australia have long been out of print. The patterns are all easy to follow with clear diagrams and photos of the work. They have been brought back into print this week. They would be an excellent addition to any tatter's tatting reference library.

9. Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz
Jan Stawasz's second book is finally released. This sequel to his "Tatting Theory and Patterns" was certainly worth the wait. It is a wonderful example of traditional style tatting.

10. Imported Designs of Tatting Book #77 861
Imported Designs of Tatting Book #77 Vintage Designs Modernized List of patterns diagrammed and modernized. pg. 10 pattern 861 intriguing edging

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