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2009 Lesson Index - The Online Tatting Class

Welcome to the 10th season of the online tatting class! The members of the class are international. The ongoing topic of study for this year will be beaded tatting, celtic styles, and shaded colors block tatting. All patterns, ideas, and suggestions are welcome. Guest tatters/teachers are invited to share their love of tatting with the class.

The beginners tatting class meets on Thurs. 3 PM and 9 PM ET (New York time) and it led by Cynthia, Anne and many helpers. To join, please email Visit the beginners' class website today!

Ellen Lai presents a pattern of the month for tatters everywhere. Cute designs to decorate paperclips! Paperclips make excellent space holders for self-closing mock rings as well as everyday organizers of papers and patterns. Many thanks to her for sharing with us. New pattern posted on the last Monday of the month.

Click on the name of the month for the pattern.



Online Tatting Class Free Antique Booklet Index
The Regular Online Tatting Class meets on Mondays 3PM and 8:30PM ET
The Beginning needle tatting class meets Mondays from 2:30PM to 3PM and 8PM to 8:30PM ET before the regular class.
The Spanish speaking tatters class meets on Sundays 3PM ET
The Beginning shuttle tatting class meets on Thursday 3PM and 9PM ET

Index of Lessons 2000 - 2014
2014 Index

2013 Index

2012 Index

2011 Index

2010 Index

2009 Index

2008 Index

2007 Index

2006 Index

2005 Index

2004 Index

Although revisions are in progress,
the original website remains intact.
Online Tatting Class Lesson and Reference
Index 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Reference List of Tatting Book Titles
Dec. 14, 2009
Last class of 2009
Erin Holloway Snowflake

A study of half-closed rings by Mark Myers

Please visit Mark's pattern pages for samples of the half-closed ring braid:

And a very happy surprise from Marilee Rockley:
Ruffled Orbit Earrings
Ruffled Orbit Earrings Page 2

Lesson Log Posted

Dec. 14, 2009 log
Susan Cuss samples of onion ring, awareness ribbon and a brightly colored doily

Rose Anne Burdeny's dragonfly

Maria Alcantara's Snowflake from 12-07-09

Snowflake Paperclip pattern from 11-30-09

Dec. 7, 2009

How to make loch stitch chain in needle tatting.

Patty Dowden presents a snowflake based on a pattern from the antique tatting booklet, "NeueSchiffchenspitzen"

Sharon Fawns Heart

Sample of Lock stitch chain by Jane Eborall:

More variations on Tudor Rose pattern by Rosemarie Peel, tatted by Carolyn Craig.

Lesson Log Posted

Dec. 07, 2009 log
Nov. 30, 2009
Ellen Lai's Paperclip Pattern of the Month:

Tatting tip by Sandra Eichelberger
"Magic thread vs. floss threader"

Sandra also refers us to Marilee Rockley's use of the floss threader in beading
PS don't miss the photo of the carnival earrings on that page also.

Needle Tatting Topics:
Pearl or Maltese Needle Tatting with both Hands
Notes on Jiffy Needle Tatting style
The Tudor Rose pattern by Rosemarie Peel, tatted by Carolyn Craig.

Homework by Sandra Eichelberger (psychomom)

Lesson Log Posted

Nov. 30, 2009 log
Nov. 23, 2009
A wonderful website for tatters: Teri dusenbury

Jon Yusoff

Sally Kerson

Anne Orr's Tatting presented by Teri Dusenbury

Heather Kober Johnston new book

Lesson Log Posted

Nov. 23, 2009 log
Nov. 16, 2009

Chains, Chains, Chains
Who knew there were so many types of chains?

Lesson Log Posted

Nov. 16, 2009 log
Nov. 09, 2009

Sequins & Tatting
Patterns to try out from Jane Eborall's website:

Ellen Lai's Lucky Sequin Clover

Martha Ess' Sequin Emotitat

Tine Vedder Sequin Pattern

Let's consider the many possibilites of using sequins with tatting. Here are a few examples found online:

From Sharon Briggs, Two medallions with sequins of contrasting color.

Don't miss Sharon's book, "Transistions in Tatting, From Flat to Floral".

Pamela Myers used a larger sequin as a substitute for a tatted center in this snowflake,

As part of a regular lesson on beaded tatting,
Bubbles, Bangles, and Beads Sue Hanson used star-shaped sequins on a butterfly pattern.

Further examples of sequins by Sue Hanson

The variety of sequins available today is amazing. Cartwright's Sequins and Vintage Buttons.

Pailettes, large size sequins, from M&J Trims Oval Pailettes.

Could these rosebud sequins be used with tatting? M&J Trims Rosebud Sequins

Lesson Log Posted

Nov. 09, 2009 log
Nov. 2, 2009

Reading Writing and
Diagramming Tatting Patterns

Appearing in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of PIECEWORK are two vintage patterns written up by Jane Moody. There are no photos. This will be an exercise is reading through a pattern, rewriting vintage directions in modern tatting notation and perhaps diagramming the pattern too.

Adeline Cordet #5 pattern

Coats #2 Franis A Harris pattern

Please review

Lesson Log Posted

Nov. 02 2009 log

Oct. 26, 2009

Everything's Coming up Daisies!

This week we will review the technique of the "Daisy Picot". Please visit these pages and print them off.
Riet's Daisy Picot as illustrated by Jane Eborall and info about Riet's book on the daisy picot

additional page by Riet

Mark Myers' Instructions on making the Daisy Picot with shuttle or needle.

Jon's instructions for the DP and a snowflake pattern using DP. Please read down to the bottom of the page and study the center of the heart pattern also.

Patterns using the Daisy Picot Technique:

Riet's Daisy Picot Edging (from tat calendar)

Daisy Picot Flower by Ruth Perry (from tat calendar)

Sherry Townsend's Necklace/Earrings using DP technique (no pattern)

Visit Tatman's page for more Daisy Picot patterns
And please feast your eyes on his latest tatted masterpiece: click on the bride's photo to see the wedding dress

Lesson Log Posted

Oct. 26, 2009 log
Oct. 19, 2009

Pink Anchor by Lily Morales
Pink Anchor page 2.

Nancy Tracy's sleepy Pumpkin

Lesson Log Posted

Oct. 19, 2009 log
Oct. 12, 2009

Snowflake Patterns List for your Holiday Tree and Greeting Cards

Lesson Log Posted

Oct. 12, 2009 log
Oct. 5, 2009

LydieBug's Ornament by Wally Sosa
Page 6 of the Mary E Fitch Tatting #6 1916 book.

Homework from last week:

Lesson Log Posted

Oct. 05, 2009 log

Sept. 28, 2009

Ruth Perry's Bug featuring a Twisted Cord Picot

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Lesson Log Posted

Sept. 28, 2009 log
Sept. 21, 2009 3PM and 9PM ET Meet and Greet!

Welcome Back! Sept. 21, 2009 log
August 27 2009 3PM and 9PM ET with the beginners class
Special Event

Lily Morales' Shuttle Thread Capacity Chart
June 24, 2009 Special Event

Tatting by the Light of the Midnight Sun!
Vintage Edging from Neue Schiffchenspitzen modernized by Stephanie Wilson

Download the original german version here: Neue Schiffchenspitzen
Ellen Lai's Summer Celebrations Fireworks Paperclip

Two Paperclip Decorations by Stephanie Wilson

Special Event log
Special Event June 24, 2009 log
June 1, 2009

Last lesson of the regular season.
Watch for special summer events.
Mimi Dillman's Translation of Elise du Sud's Rose du Noel pattern.

Please see May 11 for additional Cluny Tatting Reference links.

May 25, 2009

Sheron Goldin's Mug Rug

Please review: Sheron Goldin's Double Bobbin Shuttle Directions
Lesson Log posted
May 25, 2009 log

May 18, 2009

Riet's Daisy Picot

Please examine the illustration on the far right.

Jane Eborall's Mother of Pearl Buttons

Please look at 7/8" button pattern's outer picots.

Ruth Perry's Blog with Picot Play

Please refer to photos: Lacewing Fly, More interesting Picots,
and Interesting Play with Picots from Rhoda Auld.
How to read Russian Tatting patterns.
19 Russian Patterns Online
Pattern 18:
1 and 8 - Ring (6 p 4 p 6)
2 and 9 - Ring (7 p 5 p 5 p 7)
3 and 7 - Chain (9)
4 - Ring (7 p 6 p 6)
5 - Ring (6 p 4 p 3 p 3 p 4 p 6)
6 - Ring (6 p 6 p 7)

Selected Russian Tatting Terms

Lesson Log posted
May 18, 2009 log

May 11, 2009

Edwige Renaudin using arm of chair as loom for making a cluny tally

Cluny Tatting with Elisa du Sud, Coeur Cluny Original French version

Mimi Dillman's English Version, Cluny Heart

Please study Mimi Dillman's Creating a Cluny with using Tatting Needle

Videos on Cluny Tatting by Elisa du Sud
She has 2 videos, one for the beginning "Frivolité: le point d'esprit:première partie" and one for the closing of the leaf "Fin..."

Pat Tizzier's Cluny Loom

Tammy Rodgers' hand made cluny loom

Noreen Crone-Findlay potholder cluny loom

Lesson Log posted
May 11, 2009 log

May 4, 2009
Schedule Change:2:30 PM Needle tatting and 3PM Monday class moved to
Sunday, May 3, 2:30PM and 3PM (New York time)
8PM Needle Tatting and 8:30PM Monday regular time.

Please study this method of making a split ring: Split Ring Method Subsituing A Loop of Shuttle Thread for the Working Shuttle or the "Wow! Did you see that?" Split Ring.

Step by step photos

Gina Butler Single Shuttle Split Ring Headband

Gina Butler's Heart Strings

Needle Tatting Basics Part 2
Lesson Log Posted
May 3 and 4 log

April 27, 2009

Part 2 and Part 3 of Mary Maynard's All Tatted Hairpin Lace Doily

The new series of beginning needle tatting starts one half hour before the regular Monday class April 27.
Needle Tatting Basics

Please view a new homework posting of Elizabeth Dedek's tatting. Elizabeth Dedek

Lesson log posted
April 27 log

April 8, 2009
Special Event
A Sudy of the Works of Nina Libin and Beanile Lace

Special Event log
Special Event April 8 log
April 6, 2009

All tatted hairpin style lace presented by Mary Maynard.

More info on traditional hairpin lace used with tatting.
Lesson log posted
April 6 log
March 30, 2009

Edging by Suzanne Fouche

Lesson Log Posted

March 30 log

March 23, 2009

Excerpts from the Bocher 1912 Book, pgs 194 - 202

4 patterns with new models and diagrams prepared by Mary Donohue.

Aol's Big List of Shorthand - Abbreviations used online

Lesson Log Posted

March 23 log

Mar. 16, 2009

Needle Tatting Basics Part 2

Tina Neudorf's Rose Heart

Website Builder

This is the program that I use for preparing the online tatting class lessons. It is a free program, however, there is a more enhanced version for sale also.
Lesson Log Posted

March 16 log

Mar. 9, 2009

Needle Tatting Basics

Lesson Log Posted

March 9 log.
Mar. 2, 2009

Excerpts from the Bocher book

Throwing off Rings for Needle Tatters

Sue Macleod Earrings using Bocher #36 pattern.
Lesson Log Posted

Mar. 2, 2009 log
Feb. 23, 2009

Bocher Restored From Page #36, by Rose Rogers

Bocher Restored From Page #110, by Rose Rogers

Mary Donohue sample Bocher pg #110

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 23, 2009 log

Feb. 16, 2009

Heather Priseman's Knot Garden
Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 16, 2009 log

Dan Rusch-Fischer, aka Tatmeister, Dan writes: "#8 DMC Perle Cotton, Susan Bates 1/2" plastic 'bone' rings, #12 crochet hook, bow sewn from scap of stiff cotton about 4"x1" finished size, ends square tipped 45°, center arced from top and bottom of diamond bows to 5/8" center height to give a little buckle passing through rings, sewed 1" pin-back jewelry finding to back - colors were just what I found lying around as I was going to do this as a trial - was fairly 'putzy' so probably won't do another in 'appropriate' colors." Pattern is from

Feb. 9, 2009

Pages 16-35 of the Emmanuel Bocher 1912 Tatting Book

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 09, 2009 log

Feb. 02, 2009

Jane Eborall's Dangling Flower: A study in beaded in tatting.

Jane Eborall's Beautiful Beaded Flowers: A study in adding beads to the center of long beaded picots.

and Long beaded picot

and a bonus pattern just in from Jane: Butterfly
Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 02, 2009 log

Feb. 01, 2009
10th Annual Superbowl Sunday Tatting Event!

Emmanuel Bocher 1912 Tatting Book Cover (restoration in progress.)

Rose Rodgers Original Bocher 1912 Index.
Most links do not work, just for reference.
When opening the following links you may see an error popup window, let the page finishing loading, turn off the popup window and the file should be showing beneath.

Bocher page 16

Bocher page 17

Bocher page 18

Bocher page 19

Newly repaired: Mary Maynard's Beads and Button Valentine's Day Heart

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 01, 2009 log

Jan. 26, 2009

Anne Bruvold's Micro Dragon

Please review these pages on split rings, scmr, and sssr:
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 26, 2009 log

Jan. 19, 2009

Nordic Needle's History of Tatting

Patty Dowden's Interlaced Picots.

Wally Sosa's Birthday Pattern 2009

Wally Sosa's Hibiscus flower example of overcrocheted picots.

Please view also:
Gina Brummett
Gina Brummett
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 19, 2009 log

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