That geocities link won't work anymore. The link to the shuttlebird list is at
I worked on this for a while but I'm getting burnt out on the project so I thoguht I'd just post what I have and if someone else wants to find the missing information then that would be great.
[COLOR=blue] Lock joins
Continuous thread method
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Magic thread method
Reading Pattern & Symbols
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Mock picots (climbing out)
Rings off chains (hanging rings)
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Tatting with buttons
Tatting with buttons by Karey Solomon
Advanced beading (Beanile-style)
Tattted Lace of Beads by Nina Libin
Downward facing picots
Celtic Knotted Picot
Self-closing mock rings
Catherine wheel joins
Rings off split rings
Celtic Tatting knowts and Patterns by Rozella F Linden
Last edited by Tarie; 03-11-2009 at 05:33 PM. Reason: swapping geocities link for mock picot to a link that still works.
Multiple row tatting
Single shuttle split ring
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Needle lace filling
Form stitch (something similar to a Cluny leaf but square in appearance)
can't find info on this anywhere do any of you know how to do it?
Multiple shuttles (more than two)
Pearl tatting/Maltese Tatting
Half Moon Split Ring
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Dora the Young knot
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Lark's Head join
What does this stand for?
Inward Facing Picot
Schain/ z chain
Balanced double stitch
I think I saw a pattern for a flower where you make long picots and then you cut them and fray the ends to give it a different look.
My own inventions!
Beads on the surface of tatting (on the vertical legs of the DS instead of the at the edges or on picots)
I have been having another thought. Some tatting techniques don't produce a stitch or formation, per se, instead they contribute to what I have come to call "thread management"
I can get stuck trying to get the working thread through a picot to form a join because there just isn't enough thread between the join and the finished work to allow the thread to come through the picot. So I have developed a habit of pulling down about an inch of thread to make sure that the joining thread will just slip through.
Also, I tend to make my chains with direct tatting since I don't have to change the position of my hands or swap the threads around AND it's all frontside.
Stuff like that.
Today I found a large amount of instructions on this site
In the tips and techniques section.
This is the way I Tat Laura. I've only been tatting for 5 years but I figure I can do anything... by giving it a try. I was only taught Ring chain and picots when I learned so everything else has been out of curious necessity.
hmmm lock join and lock stitch? they must be different. Because I don't think what I thought was a lock stitch can be opened the way patty described. I need to go look in the archives and see if it is two different things.