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November 1992:Vol. #1, Issue #1
Page Count: 22
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Old Threads- For the Birds
      by Karey Solomon
    • Who Are We Anyway?
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Flowers That Bloom In the Spring(edging)
      Edging Into Lace
      Edging(Needlecraft magazine, 1915)
      Split Ring Butterfly
      Tree
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Butterfly
      by Bev Dillon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Learn to Make Tatted Lace, Book 1
      by Bev Dillon

Magazine Title: Tatting Times
Editor(s): Karey Solomon
Publication Frequency: Quarterly(Feb.,May,Aug.,Nov.)
Began Publication: May 1992
Ended Publication: Ongoing!
Published by: Graceful Arts Fiber Studio, Burdett, NY
Average Page Count: 27
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 5 1/2" x 4"
ISSN: None

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: Anitra Stone had a small stash of this newsletter in her library and graciously allowed me to borrow them for reviewing and cataloging purposes. I want to thank her for this kindness. Without her, this page would not have been possible. I have since had an anonymous donation of the first 12 years of issues! I'm a little giddy from hyperventilating as I write this. I've been getting more and more donations in the last couple of years as word of the Bibliography Project spreads. I am deeply grateful for all the help that has come my way.

I'd heard about this newsletter for the few years I've been in contact with the general tatting community. It is well known and popular - and still chugging away as of this writing(March 2015). Most newsletters died as the internet grew in popularity and postage prices went up, and up, and up. I have been privately curious how Karey Solomon has managed it for 23 years - and I had to laugh as I had an "Aha!" moment when I finally held one in my hands. They are quarter page-sized, and thin enough they could be mailed with a letter stamp! Sure her postage costs went up with everyone else's - but not nearly as much as it would cost to mail a full-size or even half-size newsletter. Mystery solved! Clever Karey even manages to send a sample of something in the August issues.

All photos are black-and-white, and the paper is what you can easily run through a printer or photocopy machine, so her overhead costs are minimal. She doesn't sell ad space, so what you get are a surprising number of patterns in each issue, mostly Karey's, but there are other fairly regular contributions. She also gives you book reviews, news on new threads(and sometimes samples with the issue so you can play with it and see if it suits), shuttles, techniques, and of course a listing of events. Oh, and there's an occasional recipe on the inside back cover. But the real frosting on this information cake is the little stories sprinkled throughout the issues from subscribers about incidents they had while tatting. I love those little stories. They are often funny, and always charming, and occasionally even insightful. I believe they are what makes a newsletter a newsletter.

Most of Karey's patterns end up republished in her book collections - all of which I have. I'm a serious fan. She doesn't block her samples - which drives me crazy - and the photography often leaves a lot to be desired after being run through a photocopier several hundred times - but her instructions are always crystal clear, and I've used so many of her patterns for various projects and gifts. She is prolific and talented. I always go through my Solomon books first when I'm looking for a specific type of pattern because she has covered so much ground...

Finding stashes of any of the tatting newsletters has proven extremely difficult, as like myself, we all have had difficulty finding enough patterns over the decades, so those who do have them guard them jealously. I sympathize. I always have a pang of guilt when I pull out the two massive binders that contain my biggest treasure - all the patterns "Workbasket" ever published. I have an insane urge to photocopy the 1000 pages or so and give away sets to all the ladies in my guild to erase that wistfull expression in their eyes as they leaf through the notebooks. I get that same look still when leafing through another member's treasured stash - it's ingrained from so many decades of searching. The internet has been instrumental in reviving this "dead" art and helping it flourish - but like survivors of the depression era, we still have the impulse to hoard everything to do with tatting. Especially since the vast majority of tatting books over the last 30 years have been self-published. Without the internet, the designers would have had a lot less success in finding their intended audience. And because of the internet's ability to share and spread ideas quickly, tatting has gotten a great deal more sophisticated, and evolved a standardized notation that can spread innovations and ideas even across language barriers now. I find this thrilling! Karey Solomon has been one of the cornerstones in this regenesis, and should feel justly proud of it.

As of the end of 2016, Karey has the first 20 years(!) of Tatting Times available on CD for those who missed them the first time 'round the ferris wheel. She donates the proceeds to a very worthy women's charity that buys specialized medical equipment needed to correct a debilitating injury women end up with after difficult child births. The CD is a steal at $25!!! That's over 400 of Karey's patterns for a ridiculously low price. Buy Karey's books - she always picks a theme so you can pick and choose what interests you - but buy this CD too. Here's the link for the Fistula Foundation

Ms. Solomon has a website where she sells supplies and books: http://www.gracefulartsfiberstudio.com/index.html .

And she's a member of the Finger Lakes Tatting Group. You can also find the group on Facebook.

Anyone with more information about this publication, contact me through My Contact Page.



TATTING TIMES Bibliography

VOLUME 1, 1992: 3 QUARTERLY ISSUES

Tatting Times had 3 issues its first year, starting in May...

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Volume 1, Issue #1: May 1992
Page Count: 22
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Old Threads- For the Birds
      by Karey Solomon
    • Who Are We Anyway?
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Flowers That Bloom In the Spring(edging)
      Edging Into Lace
      Edging(Needlecraft magazine, 1915)
      Split Ring Butterfly
      Tree
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Butterfly
      by Bev Dillon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Learn to Make Tatted Lace, Book 1
      by Bev Dillon

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Volume 1, Issue #2: August 1992
Page Count: 35
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Heart of the Orient:
      Sachets from China
      by Karey Solomon
    • Designers Wear Tatting
      by Kathie Ballard
    • PATTERNS:
      Pillowcase Edgings
      Buttons
      Heart of the Orient
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Square Medallion(tile)
      by Gun Blomqvist,Elwy Persson
    • PATTERN:
      6" Doily
      by Pat Goebel
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      American Dress Pattern Catalogs 1873-1909: Four Complete Reprints
      ed. by Nancy Villa Bryk(Dover Publications, 1988)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Patterns and Designs(Dover)
      by Gun Blomqvist, Elwy Persson
    • VIDEO REVIEW:
      How to Tat
      Fun With Tatting
      by Pat Goebel, Barbara Carpenter(published articles in "Workbasket")
    • THREAD SAMPLE:
      Polymide Filament("lurex")
      by

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Volume 1, Issue #3: November 1992
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Snow's Gonna Fly:
      1st Annual Snowflake Exchange
      by Karey Solomon
    • PROFILE:
      Tatting With Midge(Richards)
      by Karey Solomon
    • Filament Report
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Snowflake
      One Shuttle Wreath
      Columbus Collar
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Christmas Icicle
      by Barbara Foster
    • PATTERN:
      The Historian's Doily
      by Midge Richards
    • Who Are We?
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Needle Tatting(Handy Hands)
      by Barbara Foster
    • Thread Report

Volume 2, 1993: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 2, Issue #1: February 1993
Page Count: 27
Notes: In her history article, she mentions going through old texts for tatting, but doesn't give us a bibliography. Aaarghhhh!!!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Terms of Endearment(standard notation)
    • 1st Annual Snowflake Contest
    • Working with a Single Shuttle
      by Karey Solomon
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Climb Out
      by Karey Solomon
    • A Word on Presentation
    • Snowballs as Chestnuts
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Through History
      by Karey
    • PATTERNS:
      Rolling Rocks Edging
      Trillium Bookmark
      Posy Rose Bookmark
      Roundabout Heart Doily
      Traditional Snowball/Oval Variation
      Single Shuttle Heart
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Butterflies in the Snow
      by Suzann Welker
    • Class Act:
      Lisa Hayes Hardwick

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Volume 2, Issue #2: May 1993
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Tat a Letter to a Friend:
      Doodles on Stationery
    • Spring Cleaning:
      Using goofs
    • Review of Tatsy Shuttle
      by Karey Solomon
    • Other Yarns
    • Tatting in Hungary(history)
      by Eniko Farkas
    • Handy Hands/Helping Hands Newsletter
    • PATTERNS:
      Doodles: Shamrock, Cat, Spider, Bee, Balloons
      Suncatchers: "Hour", Clover
      Greek Key Edge
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      8-pt Doily from "Asszonyok Aranyknoyve"(Women's Golden Book),Vol II(Budapest,1944)
      translated by Eniko Farkas
    • IOLI Annual conference Preview
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Bridal Tatting
      by Alice Heim
    • REVIEW:
      A New Twist on Tatting
      by Catherine Austin

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Volume 2, Issue #3: August 1993
Page Count: 39
Notes: A thread sample was included with this issue - a rayon thread by Belding for Lily Mills. On the back is a suggestion for a doodle to add to stationery - a pink ring with 4 picots to use as an udder for the picture of a cow - really funny!..

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Clever Cluny Loom
      by Lorraine Esibrenner
    • Portable Tatting/Essential Tools
    • Accessories
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Moth Earrings
      Foursome filler for V-neck top
      Handkerchief with Trefoil edging
      Coasters
      Starflower Applique
      Open-Air Doily
      Dahlia Edge
      Happy Edge
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting With Visual Patterns
      by Mary Konior

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Volume 2, Issue #4: November 1993
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • 2nd Annual Snowflake/Ornament Competition
    • Tatting with Kathie
      by Kathie Ballard
    • Portable Tatting & Thread Report
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting in Sweden
      by Karey Solomon
    • Heidi's(Nakayama) Shuttle Quest
    • Landscape Art by Caroline Funkhouser
    • PATTERNS:
      Alice's Bright Star
      Tichenor Flake
      Swedish Doily
      Pine Tree Edging
      Doodle: Thanksgiving Turkey
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Bear Doodle
      by Kathie Ballard
    • PATTERN:
      Maple Leaf
      reprinted from "Workbasket"
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Workbasket: 45 Years of Tatting Patterns
      by Rebecca Hollenbaugh

Volume 3, 1994: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 3, Issue #1: February 1994
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Suggestions from Readers
    • Tatter's Helper Kit
      by Judi Banashek
    • Museum Tatting
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Circle of Hearts
      Variant of Alice's Heart
      Bonus Butterfly
      Mulberry Bush Edging
      Cross Motif
      by Karey Solomon
    • WINNING PATTERN:
      Starflake
      by Judi Banashek
    • PATTERN:
      Heart to Heart
      by Alice Heim
    • CORRECTION:
      Tichenor Flake(November 1993)

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Volume 3, Issue #2: May 1994
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Times Logo
    • Second Peek at Picots
      by Karey Solomon
    • The Mad Tatter's Hat
    • INTERVIEW:
      Pam Palmer
    • Shuttle History,cont.
      by Heidi Nakayama
    • PATTERNS:
      Tatting Times Logo
      Barrette or Brooch
      Tulip Time Edge
      Rosette Doily
      Braided Edge
      by Karey Solomon

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Volume 3, Issue #3: August 1994
Page Count: 27
Notes: Thread sample was included with this issue...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Hiding ends
      by Susan Durham
    • Tatting Down Under:
      Heirloom Tablecloth(motif from Coats Pattern Book #469)
      by Kath Shadbolt
    • PATTERN:
      Chinese Doily from Greece
      by Marian Tsakiroglou
    • Old Shuttle News
    • STORY:
      The Tat in the Cat
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Poppy and Esmerelda Edge
      Ring of Catters
      Delphinium Edge
      Rose Window Ornament
      Victorian Fan
      Flower Maiden
      by Karey Solomon
    • POEM:
      The Old Gumbie Cat
      by T.S. Eliot
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      20 Tatted Motifs
      by Rosemarie Peel
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Practical Tatting
      by Phyllis Sparks
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      New Dimensions in Tatting
      by To De Haan-van Beek
    • VIDEO REVIEW:
      Two Hours with Teri Dusenbury
      by Teri Dusenbury

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Volume 3, Issue #4: November 1994
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • 3rd Annual Snowflake Competition
    • Colorful Commentary on Thread Sample from Last Issue
    • PATTERNS:
      Flocon de Neige
      Hatband
      Town Hall Yoke
      Lace & Button Pins
      Clover Lace
      Quick Trick Snowflake
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Fractal Earrings
      by Alice Daniel
    • PATTERN:
      Oval Doily
      by Georgia Seitz
    • Workshop Report:
      Omaha Shuttle Bugs Tatting Workshop

Volume 4, 1995: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 4, Issue #1: February 1995
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Are We All Tatting in the Same Language?(Probably Knot)
      by Karey Solomon
    • Split Rings
      by Karey Solomon
    • COVER STORY:
      "Cap in Tatting"(Beeton's Book of Needlework(1870)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Beeten's Cap updated
      Heart Lace
      Heart of Snow
      Heart Snowflake Center
      Serpentine Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN(Contest Winner):
      Let It Snow
      by JoAnn Stearns
    • PATTERN:
      Stella's Flower
      by Esther Miller
    • More Snow Forecast:
      CoWinning pattern next issue
      by Judi Banashek
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Peek Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Hearts
      by Teri Dusenbury
    • Not for Teachers Only

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Volume 4, Issue #2: May 1995
Page Count: 27
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Encouraging the Reluctant Student
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Irushka's Fritillary
      Swirl Edging
      Ornament, Doily, Baby's Hat
      Armadillo Edge
      Baroque Bookmark
      Strawberry Pincushion
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      No-cut, Ring-only Flake
      by Judi Banashek
    • CORRECTION:
      Serpentine Bookmark(February 1995)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Every Woman's Complete Guide to Tatting
      by Norma Benporath

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Volume 4, Issue #3: August 1995
Page Count: 27
Notes: A metallic thread sample was included with this issue...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • A Second Look at Judi's Snowflake
    • Historic Anecdote
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Turning a Chain
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Plus Beads
      by Karey Solomon
    • B-I-G Projects
    • Stationery
    • PATTERNS:
      Tatting Plus Edging
      Flower Basket Motif
      Blazing Sun/Crescent Moon
      Beaded Flower
      Chinoiserie
      The Tatted Table(for stationery)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Baby, You Can(t) Drive My Car
      by Patti Duff
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Tiny Treasures
      by Georgia Seitz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Snowflakes
      by vida Sunderman
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Patterns from the Deming(New Mexico) Luna Mimbres Museum
      by Roselyn Gadia-Smitley

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Volume 4, Issue #4: November 1995
Page Count: 27
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Forecast: Snow Flurries
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Resonant Snowflake,
      Goldenrod Star,
      Button and Butterflies(snowflake),
      Glorious Tradition(snowflake)
      by Karey Solomon
    • ANNOUNCEMENT:
      4th Annual Ornament Competition
    • PATTERN:
      Collar and Cuffs
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Angelic Blessings
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Stand-up-and-Cheer Edge
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Picot Lace
      by Sandy Forrington
    • Thread Report
    • Shuttle Research:
      Heidi Nakayama on metal shuttles

Volume 5, 1996: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 5, Issue #1: February 1996
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Designer's Notebook:
      Picots and Potential
      by Judi Banashek
    • Case of the Disappearing Thread
    • Shuttles- New and Made by Hand
      by Karen Bovard
    • PATTERNS:
      Sweet Heart
      Open Heart
      Celtic Hearts Medallion
      Ribbon-laced Bookmark
      Sonata Heart
      Hearts in a Row Edge
      by Karey Solomon
    • WINNING PATTERN:
      Snowflake for Karey
      by Nina Libin
    • WINNING PATTERN:
      Silver Snowflake
      by Jacquie Teal
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)

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Volume 5, Issue #2: May 1996
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Designs by Jan Rapacz(Workbasket)
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting with a Pen
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Joining Rings in a Circular Motif
      by Bev Dillon
    • International Old Lacers, Inc.
    • Using Small Motifs
    • PATTERNS:
      Something Old Edge
      Chain Mesh Edging
      (2)Cluny Butterflies
      Tatted Bag
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Motif, Insertion, Edging
      by Jan Rapacz
    • PATTERN:
      Flower Motif
      by Bev Dillon
    • PATTERN:
      Dollhouse Doily
      by Georgia Seitz
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • August Whimsy
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting
      by Pam Palmer
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting With Beads,
      Bead Tatting
      by Rosemary Peel
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Learn the Easy Art of Needle Tatting
      by Barbara Foster
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Impeccable Tatting
      by Judi Banashek

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Volume 5, Issue #3: August 1996
Page Count: 27
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • When it's tea time...
      by Karey Solomon
    • What Do Tatters Have For Tea?
    • In Memoriam:
      Susan L. Brehany
    • A Teacher's Question
    • Tea-tag Tatting
    • Tatting With Wings- Decorating Stationery
    • PATTERNS:
      Teapot, Cup
      Golden Butterfly
      Tea Hour Doily
      Gloves
      Small Fish, Large Fish, Cattails
      Palm Tree, Wild Violet
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Cookies for Tea
    • POEM:
      Tatters At Tea Time
      by Jaquie Teal, 1996
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • A Look Into Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • CORRESPONDENCE COURSE REVIEW:
      Beanile- the joy of beaded tatting
      by Nina Libin
    • Sample: Brazilian rayon embroidery thread

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Volume 5, Issue #4: November 1996
Page Count: 27
Notes: I was really impressed with the Thread Angel pattern...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • 5th Annual Ornament Competition
    • PATTERNS:
      Snowdancer
      Ornamental Treasure
      Thread Angel(Tassel for angel)
      Feather Bookmark
      Flower Basket
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Tatter's Challenge
      by Susan Durham
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting with Colour
      by Rosemarie Peel
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Elegant Tatting Patterns
      by Janet Carroll
    • Thread Report

Volume 6, 1997: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 6, Issue #1: February 1997
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Kreinik Company Contest
    • THREAD REVIEW:
      Timeless Tatting's Threads
      by Annette Giffey
    • PATTERNS:
      Take Heart
      Posy Heart Doily
      Hugs and Kisses Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Four Heart Square
      by Bev Dillon
    • WINNING PATTERN:
      Christmas Stocking Ornament
      by Jane Moody
    • WINNING PATTERN:
      Beaded Stocking Ornament
      by Jacquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Filigree Pendant
      by Betty Goetgeluck
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting On the Edge...And Beyond
      by Georgia Seitz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Forget-Knot Alaska Tatted Jewelry
      by Dianna Stevens

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Volume 6, Issue #2: May 1997
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Tatting at Your Fingertips:
      Making Hand-towels
      by Sandee Kane
    • Pincushion
      by Karey Solomon
    • Dyeing for New Colors
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Stamps
      by Doris Walker
    • 1st Annual Lace Retreat(Denver,CO)
    • Shuttlebugs Tatting Club of Omaha
    • Tatting on the Tube
    • PATTERNS:
      Butterfly Tree Edging
      Lorelei Edge
      Vandyke Edge
      Vandyke Butterfly
      Vandyke Snowflake
      8" Doily
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • Thread Report:
      New threads from Germany

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Volume 6, Issue #3: August 1997
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERN:
      GR-8 Butterfly
      by Gary and Randy Houtz
    • Treasure Tatting-
      Reader's stories
    • HISTORY/TECHNIQUE:
      Dora Young's "knotless" tatting-
      Origin of the Split Chain(Bridge Stitch)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Lock and Key
      Mignonette "amulet" Bag
      Dreamcatcher
      Garden Snail
      Fish Skeleton
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Betty's Sunflower Motif
      by Betty Albertson
    • PATTERN:
      Lace Motif for High Fashion
      by Nina Libin
    • Ornament Contest Announced
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The thread continues
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Needle Tatting With Style
      by Barb Foster
      From the Heart
      by Betty J. Goetgeluck
      Modern Tatted Mignonette
      by Judi Banashek
    • Thread Sample included with this issue

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Volume 6, Issue #4: November 1997
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Single Thread Split Ring
      by Karey Solomon
    • TIP:
      Joining to a split ring
      by Jane Moody
    • 1997 Christmas Ornament Winner:
      Angel
      by Judi Banashek
    • PATTERN:
      Amy's Fairy Bag
      by Amy ?
    • PATTERNS:
      Ring-Only Poplar Leaf
      Christmas Angel
      Candlestick
      Rose-drop
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Diamond Treasure Bookmark
      by Lyn Hodges
    • PATTERN:
      An "Appealing" Bell
      by Esther Miller
    • PATTERN:
      Bangled Star
      by Jaquie Teal
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Fancy Pants
      by Donna Edwards
      Make Many Merrily
      by Karey Solomon

Volume 7, 1998: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 7, Issue #1: February 1998
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Floating Chains
      by Elgiva Nicholls
    • PATTERNS:
      Pansy Heart
      Mittens on the Line Edge
      Sundrops Doily
      Spring Butterfly
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Split Ring Medallion
      by Bev Dillon
    • PATTERN:
      Spider
      by Lyn Hodges
    • PATTERN:
      Tear Drop Ornament
      by Vida Sunderman
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Butterflies
      by Teri Dusenbury
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Beads in Tatting
      by Judith Connors
    • Tatting News From Around the World

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Volume 7, Issue #2: May 1998
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • In Memoriam:
      Angeline Hardwick Crichlow
    • What Grows in a Tatted Garden?
    • PATTERNS:
      Triple Crown Ornament
      Baby Shoes
      Button Doily
      Flower For Lydia
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Four-Leaf Clover
      by Lyn Hodges
    • PATTERN:
      Midge's Medallion
      by Marguerite(Midge) Richards
    • PATTERNS:
      (2)Little Snowflakes
      by Kaaren Chandler
    • POEM:
      Tatter's Poem
      by Susan Durham
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Advanced Fancy Pants
      by Donna Edwards
    • Tatting and other lace...

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Volume 7, Issue #3: August 1998
Page Count: 27
Notes: A small package of seed beads came with this issue...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Tatting Meets Mud
      Annual Ornament Contest
    • Ornament Request
      by Kathy Kirchner
    • PATTERNS:
      Tat-beaded Tassel
      Beaded Handkerchief Bag
      Marigolds Edge
      Garden Variety Doily
      Tatterpillar
      Block Tatting Motif
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Terry's Petal Ornament
      by Terry Herban
    • PATTERN:
      Jane's Roundel
      by Jane Moody
    • POEM:
      Tatting
      by Vida Sunderman
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Advanced Tatting Patterns
      by Judi Banashek
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting For Pleasure
      by Rosemarie Peel
    • The Thread Report

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Volume 7, Issue #4: November 1998
Page Count: 27
Notes: The winning ornament was shared and more money was raised for OXFAM by pressing tatted ornaments into clay and firing the result...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PROJECT:
      Easy to make Shuttle Winder!
      by Tracy Jackson
    • PATTERNS:
      Star Bright
      Bookmark that went to Australia
      Angels All Around Doily
      Garland(with buttons)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Quick and Simple Bus Bookmark
      by Dani Rotach
    • PATTERN(Ornament Contest Winner):
      (tatting instructions came with the clay ornament)
      by Terry Herban
    • PATTERN:
      Wreath from Woodcross Farm
      by Jaquie Teal
    • POEM:
      Finger Dance
      by Karey S. Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Lace of Beads
      by Nina Libin
    • Thread Report

Volume 8, 1999: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 8, Issue #1: February 1999
Page Count: 27
Notes: I found Karey's article on cotton thread very interesting! Found out "O.N.T." stands for "Our New Thread"- info from "A Story of Thread" from the Educational Bureau of Coats and Clark, Inc....

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Survey Results
    • HISTORY:
      Common threads, Part 1
      by Karey Solomon
    • Shuttles in Blooming Colors
      by Deborah Arens
    • In Memoriam:
      Betty Albertson
    • PATTERNS:
      Gypsy Doily
      Blossom Edge
      Wings of Spring Butterfly
      Shirley's Cross Bookmark
      Butterfly Heart
      Vernetta's Crowned Cross
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Celtic Heart Ornament
      by Terry Herban
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting with Friends
      by Georgia Seitz
    • Thread Report

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Volume 8, Issue #2: May 1999
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Lace Awareness:
      May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month
    • HISTORY:
      Common Threads, part 2
      by Karey S. Solomon
    • TECHNIQUE:
      What's a "Mock Picot"?
      by Karey Solomon
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Measuring thread distance with beads
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting in Your Pocket:
      Oddball tools
      by Karey Solomon
    • Thread Stash Alert!
    • PATTERNS:
      Edging For My Mother
      Edge for Sarah
      Lily of the Valley Bookmark
      Esther's Earrings iwth Bead Spacing
      Rectangle Garden Mystery Motif
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Aunt Lottie's Doily
      by Gwen Norlander
    • POEM:
      There's Something About the Craft Tatting
      by Noelene Lafferty
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Talk
      by Georgia Seitz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Easy Tatting
      by Rozella Linden

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Volume 8, Issue #3: August 1999
Page Count: 27
Notes: Earring findings were included as a sample with this issue...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Earrings
    • Londonberry Linen Thread
    • Annual Ornament Contest Announcement
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Self-Closing Mock Ring(SCMR)
      by Gary and Randy Houtz
    • Unpacking Our Tatting Pockets
    • PATTERNS:
      Lemonade Earrings
      Ice Cream(shuttle only) Earrings
      Braided Edge: new twist on old design
      Revising the Most Hideous Doily
      Interlaced Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Susan's Butterfly
      by Susan Durham
    • PATTERN:
      Framed Star
      by Linda Dickie
    • PATTERN:
      Pocket Flap Ornament
      by Shirley Hasselaar
    • POEM:
      Tatting in My Pocket
      by Noelene Lafferty
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Dictionary of Lace
      by Pat Earnshaw
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting the GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring
      by Randy and Gary Houtz

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Volume 8, Issue #4: November 1999
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PROJECT:
      Make Your Own Pillowcases
      by Karey Solomon
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Bridge Technique
      by Karey Solomon
    • Finishing Touches
    • PATTERNS:
      Linen Edge
      Button Wreath
      Star Motif
      Christmas Tree(with or without beads)
      Three Mountains Ornament
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Millenium Star
      by Bev Dillon
    • PATTERN:
      Baubles by the Bunches
      by Suzann Welker
    • ORNAMENT CONTEST WINNER:
      Celtic Wreath(pattern)
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Christmas Forest Tree
      by Lily Morales
    • PATTERN:
      Tegan's Angel
      by Tegan Snyder
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Y2K
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatterly's Delight,
      "It's In the Bag"
      by Dianna Stevens
    • New Thread

Volume 9, 2000: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 9, Issue #1: February 2000
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Newborns in Need(charity)
    • Tatting Events:
      finger Lakes Tatting Day
    • PATTERNS:
      Celtic Heart
      Newborn Edge 1- Flower motif
      Unbroken Heart
      Tatted Doily
      Magic Wand Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Cluny Petals
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Buttonfly
      by Susan Durham
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)

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Volume 9, Issue #2: May 2000
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Thinking About Handkerchief Edgings
      by Karey Solomon
    • Where to Buy Ready-made Handkerchiefs
    • Two or More Colors in Tatting
    • Working with Smaller Threads
    • Heirloom Handkerchiefs
    • August Whimsy
    • PATTERNS:
      Laurel's Handkerchief Edging
      Flower Wreath
      Jubilee Edge
      Bubble Edge
      Buttonwood
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Esther Miller's Button Bear
      by Esther Miller
    • Fine Feathered Tatting...(story)
      by Susan Durham
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)

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Volume 9, Issue #3: August 2000
Page Count: 27
Notes: There's a note on why "Tatting Knots and Notes" newsletter hadn't had an issue sent in 2000

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • HISTORY:
      Using Diminutive Doilies
      by Karey Solomon
    • Fabric and Tatting
    • PATTERNS:
      Hens and Chicks updated
      One-Shuttle Square Bookmark
      Heart
      Starring Cluny Motif
      Floral Cluny Edging
      Small Doily
      Birdhouse
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Deceptively Simple - Interlaced Bookmark
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Beaded Sunburst
      by Esther Miller
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • Thread Report:
      Altin Basak

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Volume 9, Issue #4: November 2000
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERNS:
      Starshine(1 shuttle)
      Sparkling Garland
      Stars Within Stars
      Chocolate Doily
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Button Cross
      by Lily Morales
    • PATTERN:
      Snowflake from Avalon
      by Mary Hickox
    • Heartfelt Thanks for Contributions
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Treats Three
      by Pam Palmer

Volume 10, 2001: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 10, Issue #1: February 2001
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERNS:
      St. Valentine's Heart
      Broad Shouldered Heart
      Renewal Heart
      Kitty, Good as Gold
      Roslagsbanan Doily
      Playtime(clay findings)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Three of Hearts
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Rick Rack Bookmark
      by Hope Green
    • RECIPE:
      Citrus Twigs
    • Third Annual Hector Tatting Day
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Around the HOuse
      by Dianna Stevens
      Transitions in Tatting: From Flat to Floral
      by Sharon Briggs

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Volume 10, Issue #2: May 2001
Page Count: 27
Notes: There were only 43 subscribers for the first issue of "Tatting Times", according to the list given dedicating a pattern to them...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • New Shuttles!(Georgia Seitz,Kathy Kirchner)
    • PATTERNS:
      Celtic Edge
      Grateful Wings
      Clover Leaf Heart(adapted from Mr.s J.M. Blackman design, Modern Priscilla(1917))
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Stratford Garden Hat
      by Jane Eborall
    • PATTERN:
      Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon
      by Julie Arthur
    • RECIPE:
      Flourless Chocolate Cake
      by Gunvor Jorgensen
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Rings of Flowers
      by Mary Maynard
    • Thread News...and new threads

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Volume 10, Issue #3: August 2001
Page Count: 27
Notes: This issue came with a bookmark and a small envelope of Floss Threaders...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Summer Treats
      Floss Threader Sampler
      Bookmark
    • PATTERNS:
      Dragonfly for lazy, hazy days
      Yankee Droodles- flowers, rings-only butterfly, un-bumbled bee
      Diamond Medalllion
      Summer Air Doily
      Heart of My Heart
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Soft-shouldered Heart
      by Susan Durham
    • RECIPE:
      Don't Ask, Don't Tell Chocolate Cake
      by Shirley Gharagozloo
    • POEM:
      The Tatting Shuttle
      by Mary Edgerly Ritersdorf(Needlecraft Magazine, Nov. 1928)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)

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Volume 10, Issue #4: November 2001
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Seeing Stars
      by Karey Solomon
    • A Different Kind of Shuttle: Connie TenClay
    • PATTERNS:
      Mostly Simple Star
      Bead Twinkle
      Star within a Star
      Shine Like a Star in the Morning
      Coronet Edging(antique pattern)
      Crowned Star Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Hope's Star
      by Hope Green
    • PATTERN:
      Hat-tatted Angel
      by Susan Durham
    • PATTERN:
      Remembrance Hearts
      by Mark Myers
    • POEM:
      A Tatter's Frustration
      by Esther Miller
    • RECIPE:
      Spiced Pecans
      by Pat Diskin
    • RECIPE:
      Mama Rotach's Fudge
      by Dani Rotach's Mother
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Gathering of Angels
      by Mark Myers
      Victorian Tatted Christmas
      by Dianna Stevens

Volume 11, 2002: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 11, Issue #1: February 2002
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Do You Wear Your Hearts?
    • PROJECT:
      Tatting Box Organizer
      by Linda Busse
    • Tatting Times on the Road
    • 4th Annual Hector Tatting Seminar
    • PATTERNS:
      Celtic Shamrock
      Clover Lattice Bookmark
      Spun Sugar Doily
      Y-knot Another Heart
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Abby's Heart
      by Ann-Christine Sundqvist
    • PATTERN:
      Elva's Cross
      by Barbara Foster
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Bookmarks: needle and shuttle
      by Barbara Foster

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Volume 11, Issue #2: May 2002
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • REPORT:
      Hector Tatting Seminar
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Times On the Road
    • PATTERNS:
      Fancy Four-Wings
      Inside-out Butterfly
      Ring Bearer's Pillow
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      SCMR Heart
      by Randy Houtz
    • PATTERN:
      Cabone Ornament
      by Sadie Allison
    • PATTERN:
      A. Tatter's Insertion
      by A. Tatter
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Over a Cabone Ring
      by Sadie Allison
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Tatter's Workbook
      by A. Tatter

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Volume 11, Issue #3: August 2002
Page Count: 27
Notes: A Hematite ring was included as a sample with this issue...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PROJECT:
      Pincushion
      by Sue Hodges
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Thread-Stuffed Bobbles
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Hearts by the Hundreds
      Bobble Necklace
      Fingertip Purse
      Simla Butterfly
      Demonstration Lace
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Eight of Hearts Bookmark
      by Julie Arthur
    • PATTERN:
      Hedgehogs
      by Jane Eborall
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Labor of Love
      by Lilly Qualls Morales

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Volume 11, Issue #4: November 2002
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERNS:
      Kaesi's Star
      Grandmother's Pride Edging
      Lily's Sunburst(with buttons)
      Bay Leaf Wreath
      Glittering Angel
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Winter Flowers
      by Dani Rotach
    • PATTERN:
      Lily's Sunburst(with buttons)
      by Lily Morales
    • PATTERN:
      Bay Leaf
      by Esther Miller
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Shuttles of American Collectors
      by Heidi Nakayama
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Butterflies Migrating
      by Palmetto Tatters

Volume 12, 2003: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 12, Issue #1: February 2003
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • What Do You Add to Your Tatting?
    • Tatting Seminars in Hector
    • Don't just let them sit there- do something!
    • Tatting Times on the Road...
    • PATTERNS:
      Heart of the Winter
      Antique Cross
      Zig-Zag Bookmark
      Oval Doily
      Shamrock
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Antique Edging
      by Kathryn Draves
    • PATTERN:
      Tatter's Challenge Heart
      by Susan Durham
    • RECIPE:
      More Time to Tat Winter Soup
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Miscellany
      by Lindsay Rogers

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Volume 12, Issue #2: May 2003
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERNS:
      Scissors Fobs
      Bee-ing with Tatting
      Flower Garden Doily
      Daisy Bookmark

      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Turmoil Heart
      by Susan Durham
    • PATTERN:
      Duchess Butterfly
      by Lorena Finnerty
    • RECIPE:
      More Time to Tat Quick Spring Meal
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon

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Volume 12, Issue #3: August 2003
Page Count: 27
Notes: This issue came with a wide assortment of different rickrack...

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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • A Zig-zag Tale, part 1
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Times On the Road
    • PATTERNS:
      No-Calorie Cone
      Heart Insertion
      Hearts Bookmark(with rickrack)
      Crooked Heart(with rickrack)
      Ornament to Vase Doily(with rickrack)
      Weekend Morning Bookmark(with rickrack)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Block Tatted Heart
      Block Tatted/Split Ring Bookmark
      by Bev Dillon
    • POEM:
      Lament for an Over-stuffed Suitcase
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      More Time to Tat Summer Soup
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting With Beads II
      by Rosemary Peel

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Volume 12, Issue #4: November 2003
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Lock Chains
      by Theresa Woods
    • PATTERNS:
      Lock-chain Star Ornament
      Puzzle Square Motif with 2 Variations
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Voyager SCMR Star
      by Sue Hanson
    • PATTERN:
      Kayla Christmas Ornament
      by Lorena Finnerty
    • PATTERN:
      Two-color Motif
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Red, Red Rose
      Rick-rack Rosebud
      by Susan Keenan
    • RECIPE:
      More Time to Tat Autumn Soup
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEWS:
      Spitzen-Ideen
      by Susanne Schwenke(Denmark)
      Tatted Animals
      by Inga Madsen
      Another Victorian Holiday
      by Dianna Stevens

Volume 13, 2004: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 13, Issue #1: February 2004
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Tatting Seminars in Hector
    • One Mystery Solved-
      "Puzzle Square"
    • PATTERN:
      Thread Doodles for Stationery
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Simple Posy Edge
      Sweet-Sixteen Heart
      Patsy's Cross
      Tatting For One Thread
      Reverie Doily
      Mock-ring Butterfly
      New Leaf Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Thread Report:
      DMC's "Craft Thread"

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Volume 13, Issue #2: May 2004
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • PATTERN:
      Mittens Edging
      by Susan Keenan
    • The Power of Good Thoughts & a Shuttle-
      Sue Hanson
    • PATTERNS:
      Pearl Blossom Bookmark
      Dogwood Blossom Oval
      Button Teapot
      Edna's Edging

      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Tanglefoot Square
      by Dani Rotach
    • PATTERN:
      Inspiration Necklace
      by Esther Miller
    • PATTERN:
      "Time Flies..." Doodle
      by Linda Dickie
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Celtic Tatting: Knots and Patterns
      by Rozella Linden
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Flitting Fingers
      by Virginia Mescher
    • In Other Workbaskets-
      Kathryn Granito, Darlene Smith
      Stationery by Mary Harris

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Volume 13, Issue #3: August 2004
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Lucky Tatting Stories
      by Alice Heim, Kay Boniface, Eileen Lee, Beth Dunlap, Linda Vanscoy, Maxine Tyler
    • Tatting Gatherings
    • PATTERNS:
      Lucky Charm Bookmark(charm came with the issue)
      Heart for the Right Place
      Ports of Call Doily
      Two-ring Earrings
      Red Hats and Free Spirits
      Little Doodles: Feather, Star, Hat
      Lucky Catch of the Day Earrings
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Kay's Butterfly Apple
      by Kay Boniface
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon

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Volume 13, Issue #4: November 2004
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Introducing the A-ring
      by Karey Solomon
    • Finger Lakes Tatting Group-
      International Tatting Seminar
    • Snap Clip Tatting Tool
    • PATTERNS:
      A-Ring Poinsettia Flower
      A-Ring Beaded Star
      Grape Edge
      Simple Square Motif
      Teneriffe -ic Tatting
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Decorated Tree
      by Judith Bongiovanni
    • PATTERN:
      Birthday Snowflake
      by Waleska(Wally) Sosa
    • RECIPE:
      Wassail
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Dreamy Winter
      by Wally Sosa
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Animal Bookmarks: A Tatted Zoo
      by Dianna Stevens

Volume 14, 2005: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 14, Issue #1: February 2005
Page Count: 27
Notes: I was delighted to see the legend of Russian tatting symbols and their English translations in this issue...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • International Tatting Seminars in Hector, NY
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Collapsed Ring
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Resolution Heart
      Resolution Edge
      Swirly Doily
      Bunnies in the Meadow Edging
      Budding Edge
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      A Heart From London
      by Sue Hanson
    • PATTERN:
      Easter Bunny's Egg Hunt Edging
      by Susan Keenan
    • PATTERN:
      Maude's Pineapple(Needlecraft Magazine, Dec. 1922
      by Maude B. Cunningham
    • Symbols Used in Russian Tatting Patterns(translations)
      by Nina Libin
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting 101: a Course for the Beginner
      by Nadine Nunnelley

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Volume 14, Issue #2: May 2005
Page Count: 27
Notes: And here's the English translation of French tatting terms...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Self-Closing Mock Ring Refresher
      by Karey Solomon
    • Can You Tat with That?
      Rayon Thread, Fishing line, plastic "noodle" cord, lanyard
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Bow-tied Edge
      Sprout Edge
      Square in the Circle in the Square Motif
      Fancier Version of SCSM
      The Gift of Seven Doily
      Annesy's Star
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Three-dimensional Bow
      by Judith Bongiovanni
    • Tatting in French(legend translation for written notation)
      by Julie Arthur
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • Thread Report:
      Quilting Thread

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Volume 14, Issue #3: August 2005
Page Count: 27
Notes: She included natural-shell buttons as her sample in this issue...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • TUTORIAL:
      Bridge Stitch Refresher(also called Split Chain)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Easy-beady Earrings
      Bead-bountiful Earrings
      Summer Star
      Bridge Stitch Button-Bottom Bag
      Reversible Celtic Button Ornament
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Wintertime What If Doily
      by Susan Durham
    • PATTERN:
      Heart-Strong Motif
      by Susan Durham
    • Those Pesky UFOs
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • Thread Report-
      Perfect Quilter Threads

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Volume 14, Issue #4: November 2005
Page Count: 27
Notes: This issue included translations of German tatting terms...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Thread Continues...
    • First Call- Hector Tatting Seminars
    • CONTEST:
      Good Things Come In Small Packages
    • PATTERNS:
      Katrina Ornament(Heirloom Replacement Project)
      Jolly Old Elf Motif
      Hanukkah Menorah
      Prairie Mill Flake
      Flowering Vine Edge
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Sue's Secret Santa Mini-Flake
      by Sue Hanson
    • PATTERN:
      Winter Sunshine Doily
      by Susan Keenan
    • Translation of German Tatting Terms
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      12 Tatted Fairy Tales
      by Inga Madsen
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Shuttleworth Cottage
      by Karey Solomon

Volume 15, 2006: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 15, Issue #1: February 2006
Page Count: 27
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Seminars North and South
    • Good Things In Small Packages Challenge
    • PATTERNS:
      The Flame in the Heart
      Lindy's Cross
      "The Farmer's Wife"(March 1916) Collar
      Big-Ben button Bookmark
      Building Bridges Edge, Corner
      Farmer's Wife Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Button Earrings and a Book
      by Karen Campo
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatiana's Button Jewelry
      by Karen Campo

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Volume 15, Issue #2: May 2006
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • CHARITY:
      the Heirloom Replacement Project /
      Katrina Ornament
    • UFO(unfinished objects) Report
      by Karey Solomon
    • Trivia
    • PATTERNS:
      Anniversary Butterfly
      Costmary Bookmark
      Lock-block Doily
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Ted's Hat
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      Ten-yard Bookmark
      by Mary Maynard
    • PATTERN:
      Pocket Full of Posies
      by Betty Alderson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Tatting Adventure
      by Ben Fikkert
      Tatting Patterns for One Shuttle, book 1
      by Mark Myers

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Volume 15, Issue #3: August 2006
Page Count: 27
Notes: A 10-yard skein of thread was included with this issue...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Tales- Where in the world?
    • Tatting is Fair play
    • New Tatting Group:
      Fringe Element(S. Ontario, CAN)
    • Another Person Gambling on Tatting(anecdote)
      by Elizabeth Birmingham
    • PATTERNS:
      Summer Beaded Earrings
      Split Ring Bookmark
      Wild-haired Lady Bookmark
      Faux Pas Butterfly
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Mary Maynard's Motif
      by Mary Maynard
    • Lucky Pennies
      by Bev Dillon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      New Critters On the Block
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Down the Garden Path
      by Toni Storer

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Volume 15, Issue #4: November 2006
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Blue Ribbon Winners at the Fair:
      Mary Maynard,
      Esther Miller,
      Shirley Putzig
    • PATTERNS:
      Mock-Ring Lattice Bookmark
      Ginny Weather's Variation...
      Snowflake Center Doily, part 1
      Lock Star Ornament
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Karey Flower Flake
      by Sue Hanson
    • PATTERN:
      Ten-yard Angel Bookmark
      by Mary McCarthy(Yacolt, WA)
    • PATTERN:
      Kitty Kriskringle Stocking
      by Esther Miller
    • PATTERN:
      Amy's Garter
      by Danielle Rotach
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Shuttle Tatting Without a Teacher
      by Betty Alderson
    • Thread Report-
      Omega size 50, 30 in variegateds

Volume 16, 2007: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 16, Issue #1: February 2007
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      A Heart Turned Inside Out
      Chain Pinwheel Motif
      Royal Bookmark
      Three Flowers Heart
      Snowflake Center Progressive Doily, part 2
      Onion Ring Collar
      Holiday Bow Earrings
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      An Heart's Edging
      by Margaret Currie-Kirlis(elmwood, Ont)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Oh My Stars! Techniques for Tatters
      by Kaye Judt
    • Calendar of Events

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Volume 16, Issue #2: May 2007
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Spring Fires Bookmark(split ring and block tatting)
      Celtic Button Butterfly
      Pearl Tatted Bracelet with Beads
      The Progressive Doily continues...
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Gunvor Edging
      by Susan Keenan
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • In Other Workbaskets...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Theory and Patterns
      by Jan Stawasz
    • Interview with Jan Stawasz
    • More Great Tatting Events...

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Volume 16, Issue #3: August 2007
Page Count: 27
Notes: Karey changed when her yearly give-away sample comes out...She is now sending it with the subscription renewal form in November...

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  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Times grows up...
    • PATTERNS:
      Summer Bouquet
      Solomon Spiral- Snowman, Cat, Rabbit
      Heart of the Summer
      Cactus Flower- Single Shuttle Split Ring
      Double Picot Butterfly
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Warm Weather Earrings
      by Mary Maynard
    • PATTERN:
      Tatted Pink Anchor
      by Lily Qualls Morales
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...

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Volume 16, Issue #4: November 2007
Page Count: 27
Notes: The sample give-away this year was a pierced sq. metal jewelry station...

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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Light and Ayr Maple Leaf
      Sweet and Simple Star
      Pretty Onions
      Split Chain Frenzy Bookmark
      Star Power
      Progressive Doily, Final installment
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Paisley Lace Edging
      by Kaye Judt
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tat's Amore
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Flutter Home
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Butterfly Garden
      by Rozella Linden(Ruth Perry)
    • Events Calendar

Volume 17, 2008: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 17, Issue #1: February 2008
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Magic and Mystery- 10th Anniversary Tatting Seminar, Hector, NY
    • Tatting Around Appliques
      by Karey Solomon
    • PROJECT:
      Tatter's "Housewife" Sewing Kit
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Owlish Heart
      Samplers- 3 Edgings
      New Year's Edging
      Grace Doily
      Daisy Picot Ornament
      Pearl Flower Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues

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Volume 17, Issue #2: May 2008
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • TECHNIQUE:
      Maltese Ring
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Fridgie Star
      Spring Bunny
      Seed-Sower's Amulet Bag
      Simple Maltese Butterfly
      Eye of the Peacock Bookmark
      Butterfly Memories of Last Summer
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Snowflake Doily
      by Susan Durham(Toney, AL)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...(news)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Holiday on the Block
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Basketats
      Here Be Dragons
      by Karey Solomon
    • Calendar of Events

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Volume 17, Issue #3: August 2008
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • TUTORIAL:
      Hanging Clunies
      by Rozella Linden
    • PATTERNS:
      Zinnia Brooch
      Luna Moth
      Small Summer Doily
      Nicotiana(flower)
      Flowering Hosta
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Rosette
      by Jaquie Teal(Somerset, UK)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting A B C's and 1 2 3's
      by Houstine Cooper
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Farm Animals
      by Christel Weidmann
    • Finishing Your Piece

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Volume 17, Issue #4: November 2008
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Tatter's Tea Party
      Seminar in Hector, NY
    • Tat-upons...
    • PATTERNS:
      2008 Christmas Ornament
      Simple Star Motif
      Soft Snowball Ornament
      Tea Doily
      Sturdy Star
      Roof-Ridge Edging
      Classic Snowball Updated
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Three-can Stew
      by Shirley Putzig
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Angels
      by Fay Lamb
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Just For Fun
      by Iris Niebach
    • Thread Report-
      Size 10 Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Thread,
      Lizbeth

Volume 18, 2009: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 18, Issue #1: February 2009
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • TUTORIAL:
      Changing Colors(over-dying threads), part 1
      by Karey Solomon
    • Shuttle Liberation
      by Karey Solomon
    • Tatting Seminars in Hector
    • PATTERNS:
      Lock Chain Swirl Bookmark
      Mixed Metaphors- Edging, Bookmark to Runner or Tablecloth - a fragment
      Clover Fan Bookmark(correction in May issue)
      Simple Celtic Four-Leaf Shamrock
      Celtic Button Teapot
      Rabbit Hatchling
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Rays of Love Heart(correction in May issue
      by Martha Ess
    • RECIPE:
      Caroline's Hearty Bean Soup
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Boutique Tatting
      by Marilee Rockley(w. Allis, WI)
    • Tatting Calendar

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Volume 18, Issue #2: May 2009
Page Count: 27
Notes: There are corrections for two patterns published in the previous issue...

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  • FEATURES
    • Color it (more) Beautiful
      Changing Colors, part 2(over-dying threads)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Daffodil Time Butterfly
      Sweet Mini Hummingbird
      Fleur-de-lis Edge
      Hive of Bees- Doily or Bonnet Back
      Tatter's Tea Party Teabag
      by Karey Solomon
    • CORRECTION:
      Rays of Love Heart(February issue)
    • CORRECTION:
      Clover Fan Bookmark(February Issue)
    • RECIPE:
      Bill's Baked Beans
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tea Is For Tatting
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting the Self-Closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design
      by Randy and Gary Houtz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Basic Patterns
      by Rosemarie Peel

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Volume 18, Issue #3: August 2009
Page Count: 27
Notes: Karey broke the news that Ondori publishing company filed for bankruptcy - a very sad year for all crafters...

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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Delphinium Edge, Bookmark
      Tiara Edge
      Midsummer Thread Bag
      Sunshine Challenge Doily
      Lammas Eve Celtic Motif
      Button Spiral Flourish
      Shuttle-End Earrings
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Kathy's Umpteen Bean Salad
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Elgiva Nichols: Tatter, Life and Career 1900-1982
      by Heather Lickley
    • Thread Report:
      Lizbeth Thread in Size 40!
    • Event Calendar

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Volume 18, Issue #4: November 2009
Page Count: 27
Notes: The give-away samples for this year were cabone rings...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Trick-or-Treat Twisted Flake
      Marina Snowflake
      Beauteous Beaded Bauble
      Starlight Candle-mat
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Bat
      by Kay Judt
    • RECIPE:
      Mexican Lasagna
    • Do You Believe in TIP-ing?(Tatting In Public)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Little O'Dis A Little O'Tat
      by Kaye Judt
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Motifs for Marie
      by Kaye Judt
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting By the Book
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Collection of Quilt blocks
      by Billie Heisler

Volume 19, 2010: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 19, Issue #1: February 2010
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Angels Among Us- Tatting Seminars
    • Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Workshop
    • PATTERNS:
      Cabone Ka-BOOM Heart
      Street Light Ornament
      Wave Edging - Splash Corners
      Celtic Motif Small Doily
      Tatted Peep
      Which Comes First? Tatted Egg
      by Karey Solomon
    • POEM:
      Sampler
      by William Boniface
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments
      by Barbara Foster
    • In Other Workbaskets...

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Volume 19, Issue #2: May 2010
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Peapod Edging
      Umbrella Applique
      One Fish, Two Fish
      Fancy Fish
      Sun-Warmed Doily
      Earth Angel
      Fringed Edging(with beads)
      by Karey Solomon
    • TIP-ing(Tatting in Public)
    • POEM:
      Knot Finished
      by William Boniface
    • POEM:
      Fisherman
      by William Boniface
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      The Twelve Ornaments of Christmas
      by Ginny Weathers
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Jewelry
      by Lyn Morton

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Volume 19, Issue #3: August 2010
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Threads of Many Colors
      by Karey Solomon
    • In Memory of Wilma Walker
    • PATTERNS:
      Lavender Sprig
      Sand Dollar
      Cabone Ring Bracelet
      Grandmother's Garden Table Runner, Tablecloth, Bedspread
      Heat Wave Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Thistle Blossom Bookmark(Mignonette stitch)
      by Bev Dillon
    • PATTERN:
      Echoing Wings of Love Butterfly
      by Sabina Carden-Madden
    • POEM:
      Brugge Kant Museum
      by William Boniface
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Exquisite Collection of Butterflies II
      by Sherry Pence
    • Thread Report:
      Lizbeth Size 10
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 19, Issue #4: November 2010
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Sneachta Motif
      J's Book Ribbon
      Pumpkin Earrings
      Dancing Star
      A Teddy For Ruth
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Niagara Wreath
      by Judith Bongiovanni
    • The Zen of Sewing in Ends...
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • REVIEW:
      Clover Shuttles
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      More Critters On the Block
      by Martha Ess
    • Thread Report:
      DMC Memory Thread,
      Lizbeth Size 80 Variegateds

Volume 20, 2011: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 20, Issue #1: February 2011
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Times Contest Winners:
      Norm Reid, Pam Freck, Martha Ess
    • PATTERNS:
      Secretive Heart
      Crowned swirls Bookmark
      Crowned Swirls Cross
      Regency Doily
      Floating Catherine Wheels
      String of Pearls
      Anniversary Goblets
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Hovering Angel Ornament
      by Jaquie Teal
    • PATTERN:
      New Celtic Button Teapot
      by Martha Ess
    • RECIPE:
      Wine Jelly
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 20, Issue #2: May 2011
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Shuttle Spring Cleaning-
      cleaning rusting metal shuttles
    • New Abbreviations...
      by Ruth MacEachern
    • PATTERNS:
      Don't Eat These Carrots
      Rose, Convolvulus, Tulip
      Madrigal Doily
      Rose Sprig Pincushion
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Heart for Kay
      by Nina Libin
    • PATTERN:
      Butterfly/Angel Wings
      by Dani Rotach
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Embellishing With Edgings
      by Barbara Foster
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Wandering wheels
      by Karey Solomon

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Volume 20, Issue #3: August 2011
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Butterfly July
      Beaded Oval
      Passementerie Edging
      Lotus-pod Fantasy
      Twinkle Edge
      Thistle Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Elegant Tatted Gems
      by Jon Yusoff
    • Events Calendar
    • New Product: Starlit Shuttles

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Volume 20, Issue #4: November 2011
Page Count: 27
Notes: The sample give-away for this year was a hemalyke go-go pendant...

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  • FEATURES
    • Poem Contest in memory of Dr. Bill Boniface
    • PATTERNS:
      Christmas Present Bookmark
      Beaded Star
      Whirling Star
      Christmas Cookie Doilies
      Ruth Scharf
      Snowflake Tree
      Bonus Star
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Mulled Cider/Mulled Wine
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Playing With Picots
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      I Needle Little Love
      by Kelly Dunn
    • Product Information:
      Mary Ellen's Best Press

Volume 21, 2012: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 21, Issue #1: February 2012
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Poetry Contest Winners:
      David Sermersheim(Conn.),
      Doris Guidry(Georgia),
      Karen Gadiel(New York)
    • PATTERNS:
      Heart and Blossom
      Ringling Vintage Insertion(correction in August 2012 issue)
      Golden Arches Doily
      Basic Pendant(to tat around hemalyke pendant)
      Button Bottom Butterfly Bag
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Graduated Picot Heart
      by Martha Ess
    • POEM:
      Tatting Takes Time
      by Doris Guidry
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Bouquet of Bookmarks
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Button Abecedarius
      by Karey Solomon

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Volume 21, Issue #2: May 2012
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Cinnamon Edging
      April Showers Umbrella
      Plain and Fancy Doily
      Hidden Pictures Sampler Heart
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Hearts In a Row Bookmark
      by Ginny Weathers
    • PATTERN:
      Floral Heart
      by Betsy Evans
    • POEM:
      Knot Again
      by Donna McDade
    • POEM:
      Shuttle Mania
      by Doris Guidry
    • POEM:
      What's That You're Doing?
      by Doris Guidry
    • POEM:
      How Can I Keep From Tatting
      by Karen Gadiel
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...

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Volume 21, Issue #3: August 2012
Page Count: 27
Notes: The title got cut off at the top of the page for Karen Gadiel's poem - anyone want to fill me in?

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  • FEATURES
    • Tatting Trading Cards
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Leaf Drifting Toward Australia
      Single Shuttle Clover Edge
      Celtic Square
      Celtic Star
      Star Gem
      by Karey Solomon
    • CORRECTION:
      Ringling Insertion(February 2012)
    • PATTERN:
      Hearts Take Wing
      Heart-winged Butterfly
      Dragonfly
      by K. Boniface
    • POEM:
      ?
      by Karen Gadiel
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Summer Tatting
      by Sharon Briggs
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Fun With Split Ring Tatting
      by Karen Bovard

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Volume 21, Issue #4: November 2012
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Win a Set of FIVE Shuttle-shaped Beads!
    • PATTERNS:
      Pinecone Snowflake
      Globetrotting Bookmark
      Star Regence
      Star Regence Mat
      Thread Bead Necklace
      Flying Geese Edging
      Gemma Alphecca
      by Karey Solomon
    • POEM:
      Coiling
      by David Sermerheim
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting the Stone
      by Victoria Clarke
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Doily Delights
      by Karey Solomon
    • Thread Report:
      New Lizbeth Size
    • Product Report:
      New Aerlit Shuttle

Volume 22, 2013: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 22, Issue #1: February 2013
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Hearts for Kiss Pockets
      by Barbara Lindenzweig(Enterprise, AL)
    • PATTERNS:
      Birgitta Heart
      Shamrock
      Flop-Eared Bunny
      Rose Center Heart
      Shuttle Love Yoke
      Sheltering Hearts and Shamrocks Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Splat Heart
      by K. Boniface
    • Hand Excercises to Prevent Injury
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Treasures
      by Jan Stawasz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Lacework Tatting Lace 100
      by (not given, Japanaese publication)
    • Event Calendar

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Volume 22, Issue #2: May 2013
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • TUTORIAL:
      Joining "heads-up" Rs
      by Karey Solomon
    • Cleaning Hard-working Hands
    • PATTERNS:
      Vintage Posy Edging
      Downtown Abbey Bookmark
      1919 Square Medallion
      Havana Collar or Yoke
      Edging Into Summer
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Woven Rose
      by Jaquie Teal
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Ladies In My Life
      by Heather Johnston
    • In Other Workbaskets:
      by Lois Banyai
    • New Product:
      Sunlit Shuttles

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Volume 22, Issue #3: August 2013
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Persistence Leads to Vintage Chic
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Dazzle Dangle Earrings
      The Sun is Our Star Doily
      Crescent Edge
      Sail Away
      Beach Treat- Beaded Flower Book Ribbon
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Palm Tree
      by Martha Ess
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...

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Volume 22, Issue #4: November 2013
Page Count: 27
Notes: The give-away sample this year was a small jewelry finding...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Back to Basics - CTM
      by Karey Solomon
    • What's In the Centerfold?
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Cleveland Star
      Wade In the Water Bookmark
      Trees of the Forest
      Rudolph and His Cousins
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Swirl Star
      by K. Boniface
    • PATTERN:
      Star Attraction Doily
      by Virginia(Ginny) Weathers
    • Tatter's Take-along-
      mini survival kit for going anywhere
    • RECIPE:
      Simple Salve for Hands
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Twinkle Twinkle
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Flights of Fantasy
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Garden Alphabet
      by Rozella Linden(Ruth Perry)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Jewelry of Beads and Knots, Patterns for Needle Tatting
      by Nina Libin
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Host of Angels
      by Christel Weidmann
    • Thread Report: Curio

Volume 23, 2014: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 23, Issue #1: February 2014
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      One Heart in Four Variations(correction in May 2014 issue)
      Turning Year Doily
      Spiral Heart
      Punxsutawney
      Cavalcade of Hearts Edging
      Dreaming of Summer Earrings
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Carrot Casserole
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 23, Issue #2: May 2014
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Teach Me Something Worth Knowing(essay excerpt)
      by Paula Benz
    • PATTERNS:
      Inspired- an Edging
      Double Zinnia Flower Petal Motif
      Wise Guy Owl
      Turning Year Doily conti.
      Gossamer Wings(Needlecraft 1916)
      Knee-high Corn Edging
      by Karey Solomon
    • CORRECTION:
      One Heart in Four Variations(Feb. 2014)
    • PATTERN:
      Split Ring Bookmark
      by Dani Rotach
    • RECIPE:
      Garlic Pesto
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Baubles, Bugs and Blossoms
      by Randy and Gary Houtz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Marilee's Beaded Tatting Finery
      by Marilee Rockley
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 23, Issue #3: August 2014
Page Count: 27
Notes:

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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Shrooms
      Blooms Take Wing - Summer Butterfly
      Snood
      Block-Tatted Coaster/Small Doily
      Symbol of Faith
      Turning Year Doily cont.
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Potato Salad
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • Thread Report
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 23, Issue #4: November 2014
Page Count: 27
Notes:

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  • FEATURES
    • Tatting For the Greater Good
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Tea Splotch Bookmark
      Open Hearted Shooting Star
      Simple Heart
      Turning Year Doily
      Plump Pumpkins- Edge or Bookmark
      Edging in Honor of Sylvia
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Roasted Winter Root Vegetables
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Things That Go 'Tat' In the Night
      by Rozella Linden(Ruth Perry)
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      More Fun With Split Ring Tatting
      by Karen Bovard
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting By Ear
      by Karey Solomon
    • Events Calendar

Volume 24, 2015: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 24, Issue #1: February 2015
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Two Sides to Every Heart
      Glitzy Onions- A Star in Two Versions
      Mockingbird Heart
      Early Spring Coaster
      Dancing Angels Edging
      Innermost Heart
      Alphabet Soup: "A", "B", "C"
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Winter Party Food
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted One Shuttle Edgings
      by Leslie Birden Bailey
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Quilt-Squares
      by Billie Heisler
    • Thread Report:
      Sulky Petites
    • Events Calendar

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Volume 24, Issue #2: May 2015
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Mlle Riego & Her Fruit D'Oyley
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Alphabet Soup: "D", "E", "F," "G", "H"
      Knot More Sunshine Earrings
      Breezy Celtic Button Butterfly
      Crick Bottom Bookmark
      Fruit D'Oyley
      Rainbow Trout
      Little Fishy In the Sea
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Spring Party Food- Hummus
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...

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Volume 24, Issue #3: August 2015
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • Mystery Mini Doily?
    • PATTERNS:
      Alphabet Soup: "K", "M", "N," "O", "T,"
      Resolution Bookmark
      Snowflake Bookmark
      Block Star
      Mystery Mini Doily
      Leaping Lambies
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Square Medallion
      by Mrs. S.D. Youngblood
    • PATTERN:
      Martha's Angel Edging
      by Martha Ess
    • PATTERN:
      Shooting Star Angel
      by Martha Ess
    • RECIPE:
      Pies For the Fair
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...

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Volume 24, Issue #4: November 2015
Page Count: 27
Notes: The give-away for this year is a green rubber fish-skeleton thread winder...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Starshine in Scorpio
      Intensive Reading Bookmark(block tatting)
      Pendant Necklace
      Mock Cluny Star
      5 1/2" Winter Light Candle Mat
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      "Shalom"(Hebrew letters)
      by K. Boniface
    • CORRECTION:
      Rainbow Trout(May 2015)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Patchwork Quilt Blocks in Split Ring Tatting
      Quilt-Inspired Designs in Split Ring Tatting
      Block Alphabets in Split Ring Tatting
      by Karen Bovard
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      A Flight of Angels
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Brace Yourself
      by Victoria Clarke
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Essential Bead Tatting(Lace of Beads #18)
      by Nina Libin
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Purse-onalities
      by Karey Solomon
    • Commonly Used Abbreviations

Volume 25, 2016: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 25, Issue #1: February 2016
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Alphabet Soup: "A", "B", "C"
      Two Sides For Every Heart
      Glitzy Onions- a Star in two versions
      Mockingbird Heart
      Early Spring Coaster
      Dancing Angels Doily(linen center)
      Innermost Heart
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Winter Party Food
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted One Shuttle Edgings
      by Leslie Birden Bailey
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatted Quilt Squares
      by Billie Heisler
    • Thread Report- Sulky petites
    • Tatting Gatherings

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Volume 25, Issue #2: May 2016
Page Count: 27
Notes: This issue came with a special "25th" Anniversary charm!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Summer Workshop
    • PATTERNS:
      Stonepile Edging
      Butterfly
      Starfish(beaded)
      Celebrate with me! Bookmark(uses charm)
      Radiance Doily(8")
      Bears Just Want to Have Fun(Catherine Wheel)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Floral Garland
      by Jaquie Teal
    • RECIPE:
      Oven Roasted Carrots
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting GR-8 Triangles
      by Gary and Randy Houtz
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      3D Flower Tatting
      by Terachi Yuuko

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Volume 25, Issue #3: August 2016
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • TUTORIAL:
      Force Join
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERNS:
      Simple Dimpled Ring Butterfly
      Larger Dimpled Ring Butterfly
      Baroque Butterfly
      Fly Me to the Moon Bookmark
      Alfalfa Coaster
      Canned Goods(wandering wheels)
      Frilly Lily Bookmark
      by Karey Solomon
    • CORRECTION:
      Radiance Doily, 3rd Round(May 2016
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Easy Canning
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tatting Fantasia 5
      by Iris Niebach

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Volume 25, Issue #4: November 2016
Page Count: 27
Notes: This issue came with some really lovely fall-colored variegated thread and a kind note about the CD some friends and I put together for Karey to sell for charity(Fistula Foundation - check it out)!!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • PATTERNS:
      Lock Block Bracelets(beaded)
      Klin Snowflake
      Trios Doily(celtic last round)
      New Tradition Gift-card Holder(beaded)
      by Karey Solomon
    • PATTERN:
      Graduated Picot Bear
      by Martha Ess
    • PATTERN:
      Button Twirler Ornament
      by Esther Miller
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Toys For Tatting
      by Martha Ess
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Tat Mats
      by Karey Solomon
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      20 Years of Tatting Times(CD)
      by Karey Solomon

Volume 26, 2017: 4 QUARTERLY ISSUES

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Volume 26, Issue #1: February 2017
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES
    • "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
      Announcement of 19th Annual Tatting Seminars
    • PATTERNS:
      Alphabet Soup: "", "", ""
      Stalwart Heart
      Quilt Star Button Flake
      Pearl Cross
      7 1/2" Pillars Doily
      Ice Drops(button)
      by Karey Solomon
    • RECIPE:
      Pakoras
      by Karey Solomon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:
      Butterflies
      by Iris Neibach

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Volume 26, Issue #2: May 2017
Page Count: 27
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  • FEATURES

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  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:

      by
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    • Thread Report

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Volume 26, Issue #3: August 2017
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES

    • by

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  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:

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    • Thread Report

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Volume 26, Issue #4: November 2017
Page Count: 27
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES

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  • DEPARTMENTS
    • The Thread Continues...
    • BOOK REVIEW:

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    • Thread Report

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