This page came about through the interests of people who wish to keep this art alive and well. If you are a tatter - teach someone to tat and if you feel you may wish to learn this craft - please give it a try. Its inexpensive and will become a fascinating hobby for you.


Tatting is a technique for handcrafting lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. You can use it to make lace edging as well as dollies, collars and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of double stitches over a core thread. It may sound complicated, but if you've ever had to do something like find out how does an annuity work, you'll find that tatting is a piece of cake. Like a retirement plan, tatting patterns have their own language with abbreviations and notations, so you will need to do a bit of basic homework before you're off and running. But, once you get the hang of tatting and reading patterns, you'll be creating beautiful, delicate designs that will be the envy of all your friends!




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NEW!! I am transferring the free patterns from my Tattypatty blog (now defunct)
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Tattypatty's Free Patterns



My tatting books are aimed at the novice. Easy for the novice and superfast for the veteran tatter. I use only basic stitches in these patterns. Each of these books assumes the reader knows the basics of tatting. If not, there are links in the right hand column that will give you step by step instruction in tatting.

I've done a bit of needletatting and far as I can see most of these patterns can be needletatted as well as shuttle tatted.


The Gentle Art of Tatting
Pattern Book No. One
I have compiled a book of various original patterns. This 23 page book contains 15 original patterns of doilies, coasters, earrings, appliques, edgings, etc. plus handy tips on starching, shuttles, double shuttles, and more. It's a must have!
Click to seem some of the patterns
PRICE: $5.25
plus shipping


Within the USA
The Gentle Art of Tatting
Pattern Book No. Two
36 original patterns!
Angels, bookmarks, medallions, snowflakes, etc. A good variety of useful tatting.
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $5.75
plus shipping

Within the USA
The Gentle Art of Tatted Angels
This pattern book has 8 original angel patterns with pictures AND graphics that show where to tie on threads. The angels are great for decorating your tree or making mobiles, etc. A handy book of unusual original patterns.
click to see patterns
Price: $4.85
plus shipping

Within the USA
15 Tiny Tatted Angels
Yes...15 angel patterns. These small angels (many less than 3 X 3") are great for decorations on a tree, a gift box or just slip one into a letter or note to a friend. Great little gifts that tat up fast!
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $5.00
plus shipping

within the USA



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7 Tiny Tatted Angels
I've added a little book of 7 new tiny tatted angel patterns. Slip it into your pocket or purse because this new book is only 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" and 16 pages - yet it contains 7 easy angel patterns with sizes for both 20 and 30 thread. If you have 15 Tiny Tatted Angels and enjoyed it, you will like this one too.
click to see patterns
PRICE: $3.25
plus shipping

Within the USA
Tatted Snowflakes
I have compiled 8 of my original tatted snowflake patterns into this 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" booklet. The patterns are all as simple as possible. Booklet also contains the proper way to wind your shuttle, explanation of double shuttle method, abbreviations and the easiest way to starch and block your snowflakes.
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $4.85
plus shipping

Within the USA
More Tatted Snowflakes
I have compiled 10 of my original tatted snowflake patterns into this 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" booklet. The patterns are all as simple as possible. Booklet also contains the proper way to wind your shuttle, explanation of double shuttle method, abbreviations and the easiest way to starch and block your snowflakes.
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $4.85
plus shipping

Within the USA
The Gentle Art of
Tatted Hearts
This booklet contains 8 unusual and original tatted hearts - all simple patterns.
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $4.85
plus shipping

Within the USA
Tatting Things We Love
A dozen unusual patterns which I describe as "Wishing Stars, a Dragonfly, Butterflies and even a ring of Flutterbys." You will enjoy this book with its easy patterns, clear laser type and pictures. Its a good addition to any tatting library.
Click to see patterns
PRICE: $5.00
plus shipping

Within the USA
Tatted Edging & Medallions
15 easy patterns for edgings and medallions.
Click to see some of the patterns
Click to see more of the patterns
PRICE: $5.00
plus shipping

Within the USA





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TATTYPATTY'S FREE TATTING PATTERNS
Tatting with Tattypatty
Free original patterns


For those who have been asking, the free Just Rings Star Pattern is now on this site. Enjoy!

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My original paintings in watercolor, acrylic, pastel and pencil


FREE PATTERN
Tat an Angel for any occasion!




NOVICES!
Step by step tutorial - tat up a snowflake with me.


Free Snowflake Pattern!



Teach yourself to tat with the help of our

FREE TATTING INSTRUCTIONS

CAN'T GET THAT STITCH? HERE'S A CLOSEUP


YouTubes:
To help you learn that stitch -
here are two good ones from NoBones:

Beginning Tatting 1


Beginning Tatting 2


NEW!! Tatting Tutorial
learn to turn your work and make
joinings.



Hope Green tatted a bunch of dragonflies from my book "The Gentle Art of Tatting Things We Love". How different these patterns look with different threads, colors, beads, etc.
Hope's Dragonflys



PLEASE CHECK THESE OUT:


Decidedly Different
Nesting Dolls
Alice in wonderland
The Secret Garden

HALLOWEEN


PATRICIA'S
MINIATURE
ART:

*Framed Miniatures
*Serious Studies
*Mini Reproductions


ART CARDS
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MINIATURE

Unicorn & Butterfly

PRINTS ONLY
2 X 3" on up
Price: $6.75





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David's Tatting Page
Beautiful handmade wooden shuttles in various woods.

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