Enjoy these Vintage Tatting Intermediate Lessons from the New Things Happen to Tatting, published by Spool Cotton Book #159, in 1942
What milestone does a tatting shuttle mark for you?
Did tatting edge the fine christening outfit that your mother treasured? Or did it extravagantly edge a hanky that you love? Or does it carry a memory or maybe it had a place on a memorable outfit that you wore. and what homemaker doesn’t cherish lovely household linens, luxurious with the fine art of tatting?
Do you tat?
Chances are you have or you do now – welcome back you’ve succumbed to the fascination of the flying shuttle and the art of knotting threads to create lovely designs.
But whether tatting is an old friend or something new for you to do, you’ll find in this treasured art the appeal that accounts for its present revival.
So pick up these patterns, take your shuttle in hand and start your tatting journey with the “New Things Happen to Tatting” a vintage pattern book published in the 1940’s to begin your journey with
Heart Flutter Edging
Against the Flattery of Dark Dresses
The tatted collar will look like a jewel.
Crochet & Tatted Necklace Collar
Makes throats and wrist look so delicate.
Portrait Collar and Cuff Set
Tatted Boutonniere’s look as though they’ve been made by Jack Frost
Tatting creates this Decorator luncheon set
Service for Four Luncheon Set
Tatting Extravaganza incredibly exquisite luncheon sets
Tatted Oblong Doilies
Bread Tray Mat
Italian Cutwork like Tatting
Three Delectable Doilies
Luncheon Place Mat Sets
Occasional Rectangle Doily
Absolute Beginner Tatting Series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG3Q9fgajBVXykAf1u0SkyQThe instructions are here:
One other note, while the stitches are the same the instruction between the two may read differently as shown in the examples above, experienced tatters can usually use either.
Here are some excellent instructional and Free pattern websites.
Allison’s Tatted Lace is a great little site with resources and free patterns.
Be-Stitched is another website you might find useful.
The Instructables Website has downloadable tutorials you might find useful.
Here’s a link to a 13 page PDF of Tatting Books to help build your Tatting library.
Priscilla Tatting Book – PDF – there are three in the Priscilla series.
Free Vintage Tatting Patterns
Here are a few Free vintage tatting patterns that I’d like to share to get you started.
Digital PDF eBook Patterns on Sale in my ETSY store ready for instant download:
Check out vintage Tatting Pattern Art Inspiration this article provides lots of images and links to tatting resources.
Be sure to check out our Tatting Library as we add resources for your tatting pleasure.