Georgia Seitz
Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles
1227 CR 1760 E Greenup Illinois 62428

Split Chain Join Demonstration by Bina Madden

Traditionally, tatters have been using the Shuttle/Lock Join to anchor the shuttle thread to a previously tatted element prior to wrapping the bare thread in a manner to create a line of double stitches back to meet the tatted portion of the chain. This bridging technique is commonly called the Split Chain. This shuttle/lock join makes for a lumpy look and today's tatter can enhance the appearance of the tatting by joining with a lark's head picot join.

Bina Madden ( has prepared a demonstration on using the split chain join:

Wally Sosa ( has created a bookmark pattern featuring the Dora Young knot (See also: ""

Dora Young Motif Knot Demo

Please review:
The Split Chain also known as Bridging in Tatting Notes by Georgia Seitz.
A Video demonstration of the Split Chain by Sharon Briggs (
This is an exercise using the split ring, mock picot, split chain to climb from the center of a motif to the outer rows.
An exercise using the split chain, "Scallop Pattern" by Mark Myers (