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

2010 Lesson Index - The Online Tatting Class

Welcome to the 11th season of the online tatting class! The members of the class are international. The ongoing topic of study for this year will be beads, esp. bugle beads and sequins, block tatting and cluny leaves. All patterns, ideas, and suggestions are welcome. Guest tatters/teachers are invited to share their love of tatting with the class.

The regular online tatting class meets on Mondays 3PM ET (New York time) and 8:30PM ET. It is preceded by an all needle tatting session at 2:30PM and 8PM ET. The beginners tatting class meets on Thurs. 3 PM and 9 PM ET and it is led by Cynthia, Anne and many helpers. To join, please email Visit the beginners' class website today!

Reference List of Tatting Book Titles

Search Only The Online Tatting Class (

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

2015 Index of Lessons

2014 Index of Lessons

2013 Index of Lessons

2012 Index of Lessons

2011 Index of Lessons

2010 Index of Lessons

2009 Index of Lessons

2008 Index of Lessons

2007 Index of Lessons

2006 Index of Lessons

2005 Index of Lessons

2004 Index of Lessons

Need tatting supplies?

Spokane Shuttlebirds 14th Annual Tatting Days & Workshop Friday and Saturday April 16 - 17, 2010

Hector Finger Lakes Tatting Guild Tat Days 2010

Circle City Lacers Tat Days April 17, 2010

Fringe Element Tatters Tat Days Sept. 24-25, 2010

Elgiva Nichols book
by Heather Lickley

Georgette's Butterfly

Three Patterns by Marlene Lewis

Split rings, self-closing mock rings, drop picots, graduated picots and more!
Join us for a jam-packed hour of tatting fun!

Lesson Log Posted

March 22, 2010 log

March 15, 2010
Two corner edgings from Emmy Liebert's Schiffchen-Arbeiten II

Lesson Log Posted

March 15, 2010 log
Maria Alcantara

Butterfly in Profile Pattern
Sherry Pence Books

NC Jan. 1921
March 8, 2010
A review of three books Sherry Pence:

Gina Brummet Shares a Vintage Pattern using an inward facing picot.
Lesson Log Posted

March 8, 2010 log
Maria Alcantara

Andrea Meche:

Andrea Meche:

Sue Critez Mignonette:

Maria Alcantara

Mar. 1, 2010

Judith Connors shares a mignonette pattern and instructions with the online tatting class. We have often mentioned that the use of a long tail can aid in climbing out of a mignonette pattern. Judith's diagram indicates the line of split rings made using the thread tail.

Lesson Log Posted

March 1, 2010 log
The log contains a discussion of the concept of the drop picot vs the down picot vs the inward facing picot coordinated by Sue Fuller
Pattern for the Bonnet in photo.

Please print off Ben's how-to page.

Feb. 22, 2010
Our study of mignonette tatting continues with a lovely and delicate doily by gentleman tatter, Ben Fikkert, from the Netherlands. Olympia

Be sure to print off the how 2 page and the pattern page.
Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 22, 2010 log

Maria Alcántara's C&C doily A-1084

Maria has truly mastered the one shuttle work and her regularity in picots and bare thread spaces is wonderful.

Feb. 15. 2010

Coat's & Clark has given permission for the online tatting class to work their doily in class. We have a completed doily tatted by Dianna Stevens (who got a championship ribbon for her fine one-shuttle work) and row by row diagrams by Jane Eborall.

Coat's & Clark booklet #317 Tatted Doily A-1084

Please print the diagrams. The ds count will be given in class and you will need to write the numbers on your diagram.
Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 15, 2010 log

Susan Cuss redid the netted heart using a shorte bare thread space and found that it greatly improved the look of the center of the heart.

Public Domain Tatting Books
Feb. 8, 2010
Public Doman Archive

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 08, 2010 log

Superbowl Sunday
Feb. 7, 2010
Many thanks to Erin for locating these two missing patterns from the 2010 Superbowl event.

Mark Myers football

Sherry Pence treble clef

Lesson Log Posted

Superbowl Sunday Special event. Feb. 07, 2010 log

Homework from Melanie:

Sandy Cofer

Nina Richardson

Feb. 1, 2010
Welcome Jan Voskes who shares his pattern "Marja"

Please visit Jan's website,, for lots of beautiful patterns.
Just in from Jon! She has made a chart showing us how to tat round 2, 3 and 4 without cut and tie! Many thanks.'s_Marja_Doily_w_Chart.jpg

The doily is a study in negative space. Please review these lessons:

Anna Meloni's Bow,
Study in Bach vs Beethoven Concept of designing.
Ruth Perry's Star of David
The open spaces, aka, negative spaces, are important to this overall design.
Bina Madden's Celtic Picot
This addition of negative space to a picot creates a intriguing celtic look to the work.

Lesson Log Posted

Feb. 01, 2010 log

Butterfly Project Info
Maria's first trial at the one ring work

Maria's finished "Marja"

Paula Wieber's use of the celtic picot

Maria's celtic picot

Jan. 25, 2010
It appears that many tatters have struggled with measuring the bare thread spaces in the mignonette tatting from Jan. 11 and the netted heart from Jan. 18. So let's work another one ring pattern. This was a study project from the Lace Museum pieces. It was shared at IOLI 2009 and with the LACE guild newsletter this month.


Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 25, 2010 log
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 26, 2010 log

Samples by Hope Green

Revised Netted Heart Pattern pg 1

Revised Netted Heart Pattern pg 2

Revised Netted Heart Pattern pg 3

Homework: Sandy Cofer

Pattern from 1997 IOLI Bulletin

Designed by Karey Solomon and Bev Dillon

With directions to enlarge the pattern learned from Bev Dillon at Spokane Shuttlebirds Workshop 2009.

Maria from Mexico decided the length of the bare thread space between the tiny rings is too large and she is reworking this heart.

Gina is reworking the pattern

Two samples by Gina

Katie Verna writes:
Here's my version of the netted heart. It is my first time for mignonette tatting. As you can see, the thread spaces vary in size. All in all, I enjoyed doing it and love your version doing it without T&C in the middle. Very clever!
The heart is tatted with Marilee's Pizzazz in size 20 and measures 4x4.5 inches. Should have used Jane E's method of adding the bead between rings, sliding the bead over the picot, instead of sliding it up during the making of the ring. Also, I twisted a couple of the mignonette rings during attachment to the border. Guess all this means I should do it again!!
Nina Richardson encountered the same trouble with keeping the bar thread space regular.

Jan. 18, 2010
A Look at Netting with Gina Brummet's Heart.
Gina's Heart
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 18, 2010 log

Jan. 11, 2010
This week we will look at the principles of mignonette tatting.
Judi Banashek's Books and Mignonette Tatting
Lesson Log Posted

Jan. 11, 2010 log

Any questions? You are welcome to email me:

Tatting is NOT a lost art! Visit the Learning Center

Any questions? You are welcome to email me:
Tatting is NOT a lost art! Visit the Learning Center