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Although revisions are in progress,
the original website remains intact.
Online Tatting Class Lesson and Reference
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Coming January 16, 2012, a study of the split ring designs of Anne Orr by Mary Maynard.

Need tatting supplies?
The Archive of Tatting Books in Public Domain
Please report any broken links, thanks.

IOLI Guild Index
Many thanks to Shelley Hedberg for preparing this
helpful resource for locating International Old
Lacers,Inc. tatting guilds.

Reference List of Tatting Book Titles

Book reviews welcome.

Dec. 12, 2011

Lesson Log Posted
Dec. 12, 2011 log

History of Crochet-Tatting by Helen Free

How To Crotat Tutorial, a free download eBook from Helen Free, "Enfys."

Sample by Sunela Thomas

Sample by Cathy Morgan

The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 fig.74 pg 33 or reprint pg 75 and Book 2 fig. 50 pg 29 or reprint pg 117

Dec. 1, 2011

Lesson Log Posted
Dec. 05, 2011 log

Dagmar Pezzuto's Cluny Towel Edging.

For review:
Split Ring Tatting
Needle Tatted Split Ring
Cluny Tatting Video by Elisedusud preceded by an advertisement.
Mimi Dillman Cluny Tatting
Wally Sosa Needle Tatted Cluny

Sample by Barry Pechers

Sample by Jennifer Williams
The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 fig.37 pg 02 or reprint pg 38 and fig. 83 pg 41 or reprint pg 39

Barry Pechers Book 1 fig. 83

Jennifer Williams Book 1 fig 37
NO CLASS NOV. 28, 2011

The new removable bobbin shuttles are available with or without points. $15 plus postage.
Email to order.

Next class Dec. 5.
Next Design class Nov. 29
Next beginning tatting series starts Dec.1

Cluny Holiday Tree by Dagmar Pezutto
Nov. 21, 2011
Dagmar Pezutto has been concentrating on the tatted cluny tallie these past few weeks. She has created a wonderful Holiday Tree which can be tatted in one pass!

Pattern shared by Ruth Perry

Test sample by Katie Verna.

Ruth Perry's Holiday Star

Sample by Dagmar Pezzuto
The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 fig.80, pg 49 of the original or pg 38 of the reprint.

Lesson Log Posted
Nov. 21, 2011 log

Nov. 14, 2011
Dolly Hollander is sharing her Christmas Camel which was lost with the class today. This pattern uses some split rings but is mostly ring and chain repeat. You will enjoy putting beads on the reins and fringe on the saddle.
Also requested recently was Ann Brady's Eastern Star pattern.

3 Emmy Liebert patterns this week.
The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 figs. 14 and 15, pg 13 of the original or pg 11 of the reprint and Book 2 fig. 18 pg. 12 reprint pg 131.
Lesson Log Posted
Nov. 14, 2011 log

Hello Tatters!
Fantastic news!
Nov. 08, 2011
One of the class members, Susan Fuller, tatting design and author of "A Potpourri of Tatting Patterns" will be hosting a new class on "Tatting Design and Drawing software Lessons."

The classes begin Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011 at 3PM and 8:30PM ET (New York time). All are welcome, experienced tatters and newbies alike.

You will remember Susan's work shared in class:
old website:
For Class Logs and Details:

Edda Guastall's Coasters Nov. 7, 2011
With the holidays nearing these stemware coasters by Edda Guastalla will make keeping track of your drink a lot easier.

Models by Stephanie Wilson
The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 2 (reprint) fig. 66 and 67, pg 37 of the original or pg 137 of the reprint and Book 2 fig. 57 pg. 32 reprint pg 120.

thanks to Katie Verna for putting these three on one page for us.
Lesson Log Posted
Nov. 7, 2011 log

Oct. 31, 2011
Class only in the afternoon on Halloween.
Spend the evening teaching some one to tat as a treat.

Susan Hamel
The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 (reprint) fig. 19, pg 35 of the original or pg 13 of the reprint.

Snowflake by Susan Hamel

A Tatter's Workbook Book Review
For review:Josephine Rings
Jane Eborall's Alterntive Method Josephine ring
Josephine Rings on

Self-Closing Mock Rings (GR-8)
Floating Rings (In Line Ring)
Lesson Log Posted
Oct. 31, 2011 log

Netty the Newt
Oct. 24, 2011
Anne Bruvold presents "Netty the Newt"
Techniques to review:
Matthew's SSSR Single Shuttle Split Ring
or the original pages illustration 1 or illustration 2
Lesson Log Posted
Oct. 24, 2011 log

The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 (reprint) fig. 84, pg 36 of the original or pg 78 of the reprint.

Lesson Log Posted
Oct. 17, 2011 log

The Emmy Liebert Project continues with Book 1 fig. 24 and fig. 27.

Lesson Log Posted
Oct. 10, 2011 log

Oct. 3, 2011
The Emmy Liebert Project

The Online Tatting Class will work many patterns from the Emmy Liebert books this fall. Courtesy of Wally Sosa, Emmy Lieberts Book 1 reprint with new material (Danish version) is now available free online. Also, a free download of her second book is available courtesy of the Antique Pattern Library.

Stephanie Wilson has prepared some models ahead of time and Jane Eborall is working on models. If you would like to volunteer to work a pattern please contact
Lesson Log Posted
Oct. 3, 2011 log

No class Sept. 26, 2011
No log

Wally Sosa's Version of Mock Hairpin Lace
Sept. 19, 2011
Mock Hairpin Lace Method by Ruth Perry.

This technique was tested using patterns already posted online. Hope Green's test pieces

Bonnie Peters' test piece

Sherry Pence's test with an excellent tutorial on gauging the length of the picots

Susan Cuss' test

Isabel's test

After receiving the tutorial from Ruth Perry, test tatters were asked to choose from any of these patterns online. Substitute the new tatted hp for the regular hairpin lace in any of these patterns. Please make notes of any changes needed to make the pattern work. Thanks for volunteering.

or substitute the new tatted hp lace for the rick rack in these patterns:

or substitute the pearl/maltese tatting with the new tatted hp lace :

or substitute the bruges crochet for the new tatted hp lace:

or devise your own pattern using this technique

Lesson Log Posted
Sept. 19, 2011 log

Summer Special Event August 17th 10AM, 3PM, 8PM ET (New York time)

Presenting the Double Cluny Leaf by Carmin Barron.
Instructions for the Double Cluny

The Double Cluny Rose by Carmin Barron.
The Rose

Aug. 17 log

Summer Break June 14 - September 19

June 28 Special Event
Check back often
Anne Orr Vintage Round Doily
June 28, 2011 log

June 13, 2011
Dagmar Pezzuto shares her edging with daisy picots and cluny leaves which the class admired so much last week.
Cluny Edging with Daisy Picots
Pattern in the original Portuguese:
Reference pages:
Cluny Tatting Background
Pat Tizzier's Plastic Cluny Loom
Wally Sosa Cluny Needle Tatting
Mimi Dillman, The Great Cluny tatter website
Madtatter video cluny

Lesson Log Posted

End of the semester class special sale.
Book - Embellish with Edgings
Shuttles - Clover pastels, set/5
Lizbeth thread - 2 balls
All for $28.00 free shipping in USA. Email order to
June 13, 2011 log

Embellishing with Edgings Book Review

June 6, 2011
Rachler Mohler shares with us her Flower Bookmark and 3 variations on a cross pattern.
Cross 1
Cross 2
Cross 3
Flower Bookmark

All the newer tatters will especially enjoy these easy pattern using a basic alternating ring and chain pattern. The flower bookmark is great for showing off a new Lizbeth variegated thread. Or, you might want to consider practicing the double bobbin shuttle technique to create alternating color blossoms also.
Lesson Log Posted
June 6, 2011 log

May 30, 2011
The Dreaded Split Chain! Let's conquer our fear of fumbling with this bicolor alternating chains candy cane pattern shared by Mary Maynard. Candy Cane pattern.
More practice with the Split chain:

Lesson Log Posted
May 30, 2011 log

May 23, 2011
Tatted Bikini Top

Please review last week's info on the daisy picot.

Lesson Log Posted
May 23, 2011 log

May 16, 2011
Jeanne Lugert shares her method of making Daisy Picots with alternating colors.

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
Lesson Log Posted
May 16, 2011 log

May 9, 2010
AJ Sutton share her Bridal Rice Bag with us!

Embellishing with Edgings Book Review
May 9, 2011 log

May 2, 2011
Susan Cuss shares her Fancy Picot Free-Form Tatted Flowers
This method of making flowers is the perfect place to show off the lucious new color combos in the Lizbeth threads.
Sheron Goldin shares her two entries into the Mother's Day Sweetest Gift Contest!
Many thanks to all for helping!
Lesson Log Posted
May 2, 2011 log
Tatted Bags display Page

Doretha Albee's "Pineapple Heaven", an excerpt from "Tatting with Friends".
If you printed this doily already, please check to see that it has the corrected Round 8:
Round 8:
Tat shell as directed above.
CH 5 *twist long picot of previous round 2 times and join to it.
CH 1 -(d" long) 1 repeat from * 3 more times.
Twist long picot of previous round 2 times and join to it. CH 5. RW
Repeat around.

Lesson Log Posted
April 25, 2011 log

MOM bookmark for Mother's Day
by Saundra Hammed. Pattern

Mother's Day Contest. Esther Paris is offering a $25 gift certificate for the sweetest tatted gift for Mother's Day. No rules. Tatter need only submit a jpg no later than May 6. Tatted gift will be judged on presentation only. Esther will determine the winner. Results announced during class May 9, 2011.

If any tatted item is an original pattern, the tatter will be welcome to guest teach a lesson sharing it with the class.

Good Luck!

April 18, 2011

Aj Sutton shares a split ring bookmark pattern with us.
Cross Bookmark

Also for Spring!

Schwarino is sharing her tatted flip flop sandals pattern
Many thanks to Schwarino and Wally for making this possible.

This very easy cross for beginners has 3 ds between picot and joins. Note that one chain is skipped at the inner corners to form the arms. The cross is decorated with free form flowers and greenery.

Lesson Log Posted
April 18, 2011 log

April 11 2011
How to make a tassel for a bookmark

Rachael writes:

I did a little video on making a tassel for a bookmark with only one knot. Hubby did the camera work for me and I uploaded it to photobucket. I thought you might be able to use it in the online tatting class as it is very easy. It can be viewed here: How to make a tassel for a bookmark.

I should mention that you do need to hold tight when wrapping. I thought it was pretty clear when I did it so didn't say it in the video. This tassel uses only one knot and all the ends are part of the tassel. The bookmark is the Black Magic Cross based on the Mary Konior pattern adapted by Vicky Reynolds for the Online Tatting class in size 100 DMC. I did use one less picot on the inside corners though to help it lay flat.

My goal for this video was to help others to make wonderful tassels for their bookmarks, to pass on my grandma's knowledge to others and say thanks for all you do for the online tatting class.

Let's review the Black Magic Bookmark.
Rosemarie Peel's Split Ring Join

Dorcas Newkirk brings Tatting Alive in local Newspaper!
Lesson Log Posted
April 11 2011 log

April 4, 2011
A new tatting designer, Sparrow Kelly, a new tatting book, "Knots in Thread", and a new pattern, Celeste, to try out which is just great for the 2011 fundraiser snowflake quilt!
Jane Eborall's Cherry Blossom for the 2012 project.

Isdihara's Shuttle Template for Plastic Giveaway Shuttles
Lesson Log Posted
April 4, 2011 log

April 1, 2011
International Tatting Day
For those who won prizes, be sure to email me with your postal mailing address.

For those unable to attend the celebration, here are some of the games we played. Although there are no more prizes, I hope you will have fun with them.

No Log
Word Search -

Word Scramble -

Crossword Puzzle -
The answer to 1 down in Josphinepurl which is a misspelling of Josephine purl, an archaic name for the Josephine Ring/Knot.

March. 14, 2011
Sheron Goldin presents a Drawstring Purse inspired by a pattern designed by Gwen Coen with illustrations by Jane Eborall.
Please review:
Split ring technique
Jane Eborall's Fast and Easy Split Chain Illustrations

Linda Davies' Split Chain Video
Lesson Log Posted
March 14, 2011 log

March 7, 2011
There is a vintage bag in the Handbook of Tatting Tatted Bag

And Susan Hamel is still working on this bag, 1920's bag
And Sheron Goldin located a vintage bag, too.
Lesson Log Posted
March 07, 2011 log

The original photo for the image at March 7, 2011

Possible direction for working the pattern


Prabhjyot dimpled hearts variation

Rosa's decorated CD

Feb. 28, 2011
While Jane was designing the strikingly handsome badger, she bcame annoyed with those tiny bips of color that appear in joins when tatting in 2 colors. Jane has now conquered those blips and eradicated them. See Jane's No Blips method:

Katie Verna prepared a sample illustrating the method:

Jane's Badger pattern:

Jane's Panda pattern:

Lesson Log Posted
Feb. 28, 2011 log

Cas has completed the Oval Heart doily from Book 4 of the Ribbonwinners series, "Tatting on the Edge...and Beyond." I am so tickled to see my design online. Thanks for sharing Cas. Castats =

Feb. 21, 2011

Bonus Pattern!

just repaired!
Fox from tat-ology
shares her pattern, Maeve, with the online tatting class. This pattern places 2 split rings in an unusual position. Give it a try!
Diagram for Maeve.
This pattern also posted on tat-ology website:

Note: Unless you are changing the color of thread, there is no need to cut and tie after row 2. Instead climb out with a mock picot into the center ring of the cloevrleaf. Tat that ring as a split ring and use sh1 and sh2 to throw off a ring to each side.
Climb out Excercise
Split ring technique
Lesson Log Posted
Feb. 21, 2011 log

Susan Hamel Superbowl Sunday Flake

Jeanne Lugert's Superbowl Sunday Snowflake

Stephanie Wilson - Mark's Modern Heart

Katie Verna homework

Prabhjyot tatted Vicki's Ruffled heart

Stephanie Wilson - Mark's Elegant Heart

Dagmar Pezzuto

Sandy Cofer, Riet's Bookmark

I lost my Heart to Tatting
Feb. 14, 2011
Mark Myers shares two patterns this Valentine's Day.
The Elegant Heartand the Modern Heart

Please review the use of a picot gauge:
Vertical and Horizontal Picot Gauge Use

Please review pearl or maltese tatting method:
Pearl Tatting on the tatting needle using both hands
The Riego illustration of pearl or maltese tatting method

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 14, 2011 log
Special project presented by KayLyn of Tok Alaska:

Feb. 7, 2011
Model by Stephanie Wilson

Riet shares an intriguing use of the daisy picot in a bookmark which also uses a lock stitch chain.

Please review the daisy picot and down join techniques as presented by Jane Eborall.
Please review the lock chain method also.
Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 6, 2011 log

Feb. 6, 2011

Wally Sosa presents the 11th Annual Superbowl Sunday Snowflake.

Puzzle 2 answer
Drawing winners posted Thursday.
Do you know Myrtle Hamilton?

Terry Nimmer's "Go Packers!" snowflake.

Mary Harris' Superbowl Snowflake

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 7, 2011 log

Kay from Tok's heart

Bernice's lanyard

Rosa's flower center

Susan Hamel Lochness monster picot.

Caroline's heart.

Prabhjyot turned the lanyard into her daughter's bracelet.

Anita's heart.

Wally's Valentine!

Jan. 31, 2011

Dr. Victoria Clarke, aka victats, shares a very sweet heart pattern with us this week. Please visit Vickie's blog.
For review:
Set Stitch
A study of half stitches and their uses.
Lisa Trumble's node stitch explanation.
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 31, 2011 log

KayLyn Battenburg heartsurrounded with tatting.

Esther Fligelman finished the first heart!

KayLyn gift tag

KayLyn pin

KayLyn pin back

KayLyn hearts

KayLyn more hearts

KayLyn lanyards

Jan. 24, 2011
Let's take a look at the tatting of Mary Donohue. Here is a heart pattern worked on a center piece. Lace Heart
And more hearts used on lanyards: Lanyard Hearts (3)
Also visit Mary's Blog

Please review:
Split Rings - Dead Spider Method (Jane E)

Split Rings (Jon)

An alternative hand position for Split Rings (AKTATTER)

Continuous Thread Method CTM (Suzann)

Switch Shuttles aka Shoelace Trick (Wally)
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 24, 2011 log

Anita Adamson's lanyard trials

Bernice Odom's monster flower

Caroline's multipurpose earring

Jan. 17, 2011

Dagmar's wide picot flowers on a towel.!

Prabhjyot K S work
Claudia Meza presents the
"Lochness Monster Picot."

The tutorial for the wide picot:
Wide Picot

This lesson based on the previous work of Dan Rusch-Fischer,aka Tatmeister, see
Please review: Split Chain

Jane Eborall's Fast and Easy Split Chain Illustrations

Linda Davies' Split Chain Video

Basic Needle Tatting - see steps 18-24

Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 17, 2011 log

KayLynn's monster picot!

Anita Adamson's Monster flower!

Mary Donohue's Gamecock Picot!

Alizandria's Monster flower!

Katie's flower!

Mary Donohue's bookmark!

Sandy Cofer's flower!

Caroline's flower!

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