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Tatting submitted

Aurora gives us a lovely edging:


Dancing Girls by Aurora Lozada

A happy edging for Spring!
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Class Material 4-23-2018

Happy St. George’s Day!

Ninetta Caruso shares her interpretation of the butterfly found in Nellie Hall Youngbird’s Forty Original Designs in Tatting.

Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg, Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg Brookings, SD © 1921 pat 39 sample by Ninetta Caruso

Butterfly by Nellie Hall Youngbird

She will be sharing a new diagram with us. We will also revisit the list of patterns that still need updating.

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Homework submitted 4-16-2018

Mimi finished Dagmar’s wonderful heart:

Cluny Heart by Dagmar Pezzuto

She used hand dyed thread by Karey Solomon for her angel. Lovely work!

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Class Material 4-9-2018

April is here! For many, that means Spring Break.

What to tat?
Here is a great suggestion for a spring break tatting project with multiple uses. This delicate rosary pattern might also be a useful lanyard or chatelaine with minor changes. And beautiful beads could transform it, too.

rosary of split rings by Jeanne Lugert 2008

This is a 2 shuttle pattern that uses Rings, Split Rings and Lock Stitch Chains. Never fear! If you are dipping your toe into these techniques for the first time, class will discuss each one with plenty of links. Our own Tamie has posted videos for us to learn and enjoy.

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Tatting submitted 4-4-2018

The discussion of Vintage patterns and also of the Bach vs Beethoven method of design prompted Melanie to submit this:

Sonata from the Tatting Book 159 by Spool Cotton Co.

Worked in size 80 vintage white thread, the motif measures about 3″ (oval).

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Tatting submitted 4-2-2018

Harolah has released her 5th snowflake pattern!

Snowcream by Harolahlala

Please visit her site to enjoy the pattern 

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Class Material 3-26-2018

This Monday we look at another vintage pattern book:

Dagmar has updated the pattern on the cover:

Basket of Flowers by Dagmar Pezzuto

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Tatting tip submitted 3-21-2018

Monday in class a great tip was passed on:

Tuck your picot gauge under a band fitted around your thumb. What a clever idea! Here’s a picture submitted by Harolah of her discovery in action:

Thank you for sharing this tip!

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Class Material 3-19-2018

Please come early and bring a comfy cushion to sit on.

This is going to be one long lesson.

We will look at The Second Star Book of Tatting Designs at

Come when you can….leave when you must.

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Class Material 3-12-2018

We look to the old to create something new!

Josephine Rings are prominently featured in this vintage collar from the Young Englishwoman, pg.233.
Dainty Collar #245

collar pg 245 <i>The Young Englishwoman</i> circa 1876

Kathy Konek Brussells Square 

Kathy’s square is like a puzzle so be careful which direction you tat!

Need a basket? Try this paper clip design from Wanda Salmans.
Basket Paperclip Doodle Wanda Salmans 2014

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