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The Online Tatting Class welcomes you to the public archive for tatting books. This is an continuing project. Please visit the class website for an explanation of how to prepare and submit documents for posting. ( The tatter will also need to update their Adobe Reader to access the pdf files. This is a free download. When downloading (please note below before starting to download) or printing these files please be patient. They are very detailed and very large. Many thanks to all the tatters helping with this project.

The Archive of Tatting Books in the Public Domain

April 25, 2017
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New and Attractive Designs in Tatting by Mrs. E. J. La Valle 1917

Album for Frivolity Works published by Sajou 1861.

Endrucks 1920

Endrucks 1920 diagrams insert

Nine page tatting excerpt from The Ladies' Guide to Needle Work, Embroidery, ETC., by Sarah Annie Frost Shields pub by both Adams & Bishop and Henry T Williams NY in 1877.

Dr. Cantwell's Receipts for Everything

Tina Franberger SchiffchenSpitze1919

Tina Frauberger Schiffchenspitze 1921
Both the above books are very long download, right click and save.

Die Schiffchenarbeit - It's All Tatting cover


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Each Page is posted separately.
replace the number 1 with numbers 2 through 12 for each page.
Needlecraft's Handbook of Tatting @1923

In the above link replace the number 1 with numbers 2 through 24. Each page of the book is displayed on one page separately. There are 24 pages counting the cover.
Mary E. Fitch Tatting Series #6 1916

In the above link replace the number 4 with numbers 5 through 21. Each page of the book is displayed on one page separately. There are 20 pages counting the covers.
If anyone has an original copy of the book, I would be most grateful for pages 2 and 3.
Courtesy of Marianne, cover and partial page 6 only, Frivolité by Miss Johanna Rubli-Zug. (1920s)
File lost, do YOU have a copy?
File lost, do YOU have a copy? Liebert's Book 1 reprint with new material in Danish courtesy of Wally Sosa.
Emmy Liebert's "Schiffchen-Arbeiten II" courtesy of the Antique Pattern Library.
The Application of Coronation Cord
for Modern Needlework and Trimmings

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Home Needlework Magazine January 1915

Home Needlework Magazine October 1915
Home Needlecraft Magazine July 1919

Home Needlecraft Magazine Sept 1919

Home Needlecraft Magazine Oct 1919

Home Needlecraft Magazine Nov 1919

Needlecraft Magazine February 1920.

Needlecraft Magazine April 1922. Hat Pattern only.

Needlecraft Magazine February 1925 Vol. XVI No. 6 page 20 The Spencer Doily (huge centerpiece)

Needlecraft Magazine June 1925.

Needlecraft Magazine October 1925 (long download).

Opening Page for Needlecraft February 1927 Rickrack article, Anna J. Johnson.

Pattern 1 Insertion with Rickrack
Pattern 2 Tatted Edging and Corner with Rickrack
Pattern 3 First Round Medallion with Rickrack
Pattern 4 Second Round Medallion with Rickrack
Pattern 5 Third Round Medallion with Rickrack, Rose Center
Pattern 6 Scalloped Edging with Rickrack and Tatted Rosettes
Pattern 7 Square Motif with Rickrack
Pattern 8 Insertion with Novelty Braid (Turtle-back braid)
Pattern 9 Insertion Variation of Pattern 8

Collingbourne's Tatting and Maltese Art,
newly posted 3-24-08 very large file, right click and save recommended.

"Tatting or Frivolite" by Mrs. Mee and Miss. Austin
The missing pages of this document were restored May 17, 2012 courtesy of Martha Ess and the Antique Pattern Library.

Nufashond Rick Rack Vol. 2

Neue Schiffchenspitzen.

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting 1916 6 pages.

Full text: Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Book 3 by Nellie Ellison and Melvia Stoddard
long download
The Bath Tatting Book

The DMC Library Tatting Book reposted Feb. 14, 2006

Marie Antoinette Hees' Book on New and Original Designs in Tatting 1923.reposted 2/19/06

L'art de la FrivoliteFrench Canadian 6 pages

Tatting By Penelope Book 2 cover.
Tatting by Penelope Book 2 page 6 Tatted gloves using mignonette pattern.

"Butterick's Tatting & Netting" 1896. There are a total of 150 pages. Each part has about 40 pages. These are very long downloads. It is recommended to right click onthe link and then click save target as to download to your computer for opening later.
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Riego Book List

Riego 02 Tatting

Riego 03 Golden Stars in Tatting & Crochet

Riego 04 Tatting, Edgings & Insertions.pdf

Riego 05 The Exhibition Tatting Book.pdf

Riego 06 The Royal Tatting Book

Riego 07 The Complete Tatting Book

Riego 08 The Lace Tatting Book

Riego 09 Simple Book of Tatting

Riego 10 The Pearl Tatting Book

Riego 11 The Raised Tatting Book

Riego 12 The Irish Lace Instructor

The Priscilla Tatting Book #1

The Priscilla Tatting Book #2

The Priscilla Tatting Book #3

The Priscilla Yoke Book 1916 Part 1

The Priscilla Yoke Book 1916 Part 2

The Priscilla Yoke Book 1916 Part 3
The three parts are long downloads, please right click and save as to sasve time downloading.

Coats & Clark #1488L Leaflet.

Clark's ONT "Book of Needlework" 1916

Margaret Barton Manning "Handbook of Needlecraft" 1910

Needlecraft January 1925

Anna Hoskins Needlecraft June 1925

Dexter Nbr 3

Dexter #3 1917 as pdf

Barbours Book 2 pgs 80-81

Barbours Book 2 pgs 85-86

Weldon's Practical Shilling Guide to Needlework

Brainerd Armstrong 1889 Lace Knit

Needlecraft December 1915

Brainard & Armstrong 1889 Tat

Anna Valerie Book Nbr 2

3 Excerpts Butterick's 1896 "Tatting & Netting"

NC 1926 diagram Bfly

A May Day Basket for Tatters

A Spring Present Emma Farnes Book 1 - Richardson's Book 10

A Birthday Present for Tatters

Lily Morales' Pincushion

Bucilla Blue Book 1916 Bfly 324

Spencer NCF Feb 1925 pg 20

BBB Bfly 317 by Wally Sosa

Anna Valeire's Book 1 Tatting pages only.

The Bucilla Blue Book of Tatting, 1916.
There is no page 7
The tatting section begins on page 26.
The booklet ends on page 50.

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Sheron Goldin :
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March 16, 2011

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