Techniques Needle

Specific Techniques for both shuttles and needle tatting. This list is still in progress. Suggestions are welcome.

Mason & Calpini Needle Tatting star
Mary T. Mason and Adolph M. Calpini's Method of Tatting. This information was found in the actual public patent application entered on July 24, 1922, and published on April 15, 1924. #1,490,176.

Onion Ring Join - Tatting Needle star
There are at least 3 possibilities for creating the onion ring join using the tatting needle.

Onion ring join illustrated star[offsite link]
The onion ring join makes it possible to create the look of a ring surrounded by a chain but using only one shuttle/needle

Wide edging with mignonette and onion rings star[offsite link]
A traditional pattern of opposing rings is the header for this wide edging in mignonette tatting and featuring onion rings. Sample by Sunela Thomas. Pattern by Emmy Liebert Book 2 fig. 50.

Wide Picot Needle Tatting star
This is a challenge for the needle tatter, the Wide Picot.

Workbasket June 1948 onion ring join star
The special onion ring join has been studied before here at tatting There are many patterns using it to practice the technique. This pattern is the oldest one I have in the files at this time.

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