The Online Tatting Class is free and fun. Regular class, beginners class and design class as well as volunteer mentors available. Please send your name, hometown and country to to register and for details.

Lessons are listed by date with the most recent at the top of the list.
Logs from the online lessons discussion are posted AFTER the class.


2018 Lessons

Class will be in summer recess from June 5, 2018 through the middle of Sept. Mentors are still available to help, please email

June 4, 2018
Daniela Mendola shares a cute fob pattern. Daniela Mendola's Motif #8

Daniela's fob #8

Wally Sosa presents Medallion #3 from Anne Orr's Star Book #2

Lesson Log for June 04, 2018

May 28, 2018
Sonya Loyd's Tatted Flag Earrings.

Flag Notes about Patterns Online

Lesson Log for May 28, 2018

May 21, 2018
Usha's Charming Frill

Usha's Charming Frill
This is a good exercise in the Catherine Wheel Join by Patricia Cobb. For review, please see:

Lesson Log for May 21, 2018

May 14, 2018
The Dora Young Knotstitch study continues with a video by Karen Cabrera.

And specially for needle tatters and tatting historians, "Mary T. Mason and Adolph M. Calpini's Method of Tatting." The public patent info:

Lesson Log for May 14 2018

May 7, 2018
 cover of original Review: Dora Young Knot Stitch Understanding the Technique,

Dora Young Knot Stitch - Seeking information

The secret is solved!

Lesson Log for May 7, 2018

No class on April 30, 2018. Take time to review the list of online tatting books in the public domain. Free Download Public Domain Tatting Books

April 23, 2018
Happy St. George's Day!
Ninetta Caruso shares her interpretation of the Butterfly pattern #39 from "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."

And check out the exciting May issue of PIECEWORK magazine.

Lesson Log for April 23, 2018

April 16, 2018
Gapsosis -

Dot Picot Cross Project -

This pattern was a joint effort to prepare a cross pattern with lots of techniques to practice. I had been thinking of the dot picots and sketched out a cross pattern with lots of them. Next I asked Jane Eborall to make my sketch a comprehensible diagram. After working with it and making a list of suggestions as to what the tatted elements were, I asked Usha to test tat it. She did a lovely job of it and recruited help from Muskaan to make a great lesson to study. Many thanks to all who helped to make this possible.

Dot Picot Tutorial by Usha

Note that the technique, switch shuttles (SS,) is used in these patterns. It is a method to both change the thread that is active and the position in which the two threads lay. It would look something like this:
Wind shuttles CTM and begin with shuttle A as shuttle thread and shuttle B as ball thread. *R= 6 - 6 cl, rw ch = 10 rw repeat from * 3 times SR= 6 / 6
Switch shuttles so B is shuttle thread and A is ball thread.
To practice this method try Donata's Angel Recumbent -

Lesson Log for April 16, 2018

April 9, 2018
Split Ring Rosary by Jeanne Lugert, Bella Online Tatting Newsletter for April 5, 2018

Lesson Log for April 09, 2018

April 2, 2018
TBC Instructions & Design for Tatting #8631 pub. by Buettner 1916

Bach vs Beethoven methods in tatting design.
Meloni Bow

Negative Space Star of David

Lesson Log for April 02, 2018

Happy International Tatting Day! April 1, 2018.

March 26, 2018
A lovely collar or insert pattern from Nellie H Youngburg's cover pattern on pg 21. New model and diagram prepared by Dagmar Pezzuto.
Basket of Flowers - NHY #40

NHY cover #40
Lesson Log for March 26, 2018

March 19, 2018
Anne Orr Book 2 (undated)

And a new book by Inga Madsen! Christmas Tatting

Lesson Log for March 19 2018

March 12, 2018
Josephine Rings are prominently featured in this vintage collar from the Young Englishwoman, pg.233.
Dainty Collar #245

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 Paper clip Doodle Wanda Salmans 2014

Lesson Log for March 12 2018

March 5, 2018
There have been questions this week about the Catherine Wheel Join. Let's do a review using Ellen Lai's paper clip pattern

And we can use these tutorials for reference, too.

Lesson Log for March 5, 2018

Feb. 26, 2018
Surprise pattern from Shelley Perrault.

Watch out for errors on this vintage collar. The page ended about midway so I was guessing a lot. But, it is full of great techniques which you will love and the collar itself would be perfect for the Spring Holidays.
Vintage Collar
Please note that previous patterns 174 and 176 have been identified as from "La Mode Illustrée" 1872 by Edwige Renaudin. See Feb. 19, 2018.
Spring? Hmm remember this pattern?
Ruth Perry Block Tatted Egg
and Mimi's Cluny Egg?

Lesson Log for Feb. 26, 2018

Feb. 19, 2018
Vintage Patterns say the craziest things!
Check this one out

Shared by Verbena Creations:
Celtic Butterfly.
The directions in English:
Celtic Butterfly by Verbena Creations

Verbena Creazioni celtic butterfly all letters green but the 4 red

R (A) 4nd, p, 10nd, p with bead, 2nd, close.
R (B) 2nd, INS, 10nd, p, 4nd, close and turn.
CH (C) 3rd, p with bead, 3nd, close and turn.

R (D) Red 5nd, Ins (B), 14nd, P, 2nd, p with 3 beads, 2nd, p, 14nd, p, 5nd, close.
R (E) 14nd, p with 3 beads, 9nd, p with bead, 5nd, close.

R (F) Red 5nd, Ins (D), 10nd, p with 10 beads, 15nd, close and turn.
CH (G) 3nd, p with bead, 3nd, close and turn.

R (H) 6nd, Ins (E), 8nd, p with 3 beads, 8nd, close.
R (s) 8nd, p with 3 beads, 8nd, p with bead, 6nd, close and turn.
CH (J) 3nd, p with bead, 3nd, close and turn.

R (K) Red 15nd, p with 10 beads, 10nd, p with bead, 5nd, close.
R (L) 5nd, Ins (I), 9nd, p with 3 beads, 15nd, close.

R (M) Red 5nd, Ins (K), 14nd, P, 2nd, p with 3 beads, 2nd, p, 14nd, INS (A), 5nd, close and turn.
CH (N) 3nd, p with bead, 3nd, close and stop in first nd of R (A).

Lesson Log for Feb. 19, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018
Dagmar shares a "sweetheart" of a cluny pattern with us.

Dagmar Pezzuto's Cluny Angel Heart

AND!!The Snowdrift Snowflake by Harolah Cheser

Plus: If we can find it, there is a tatted top hat pattern about the size of a thimble, we can use to celebrate Lincoln's birthday.

It seems that the top hat is lost. But fear not! We have a new tatter with her first ever design shareed with the class! Welcome Corretta Dee Loughmiller.

Lesson Log for Feb. 12, 2018

Superbowl Sunday Special Event!
Feb. 4, 3PM ET (New York time) one meeting only.
Join us and ignore the Superbowl by tatting Wally Sosa's annual birthday and superbowl snowflake 2018.
Wally Sosa's annual birthday and superbowl snowflake 2018

Lesson Log for Feb. 04, 2018

AND!!!Feb. 5, 2018
Phyllis Schmidt's Three Hearts
3 hearts by Phyllis Schmidt 2018

Lesson Log for Feb. 05, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018
tulip by Mary Donahue 2007
Hearts and Flowers by Mary Donohue and Sue Hanson

Lesson Log for Jan. 29, 2018

patttern for pink project

Sample by Muskaan
Tat a Brussels Monument for the World Lace Congress
Posted by M. Leigh Martin on November 30, 2017 at 3:18am in TattingBack to Tatting Discussions

If you haven't heard about "TAT A BRUSSELS MONUNENT" for the World Lace Congress in August of 2018 taking place in Brussels, here's the link:
I hope all tatters will participate! This is a very ambitious project and will need all the support it can get. Many hands make light work..