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Tatting Proficiency

Rules:

The intent of the Tatting Proficiency Program is to promote and support the art of tatting.  The program includes 3 levels: Apprentice, Artisan and Master.  There is no time limit for the completion of the various levels and no requisite size required for each project.  The requirements for each level must be met before a tatter can advance to the next level. Tatters will photograph, label and submit examples of the techniques listed for their chosen level.  Submissions can be made in “hard copy” or via email as a Word Document or PDF file. 

Submissions should be sent to:

Dorcas Newkirk
3005 East Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47714-1465

dntats4u@aol.com


Click on Form you can print to get a printable form

Categories:
Tatting Apprentice
Tatting Artisan
Tatting Master
You may enter one time in each category in order of level. Each level must be completed in sequence beginning with the Apprentice level in order to advance to the next level.

APPRENTICE LEVEL

To complete this level, tatters must demonstrate their ability to execute the following techniques:

Ring
Chain
Picot
Join
Shuttle and Ball Tatting
Adding Thread

ARTISAN LEVEL

To complete this level, tatters must demonstrate their ability to execute the following techniques as well as 7 additional techniques from the ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES list. 

REQUIRED:

Multiple Shuttle Tatting
Continuous Thread Method
Shoe Lace Trick
Front Side/Back Side Tatting

 

MASTER LEVEL

To complete this level, tatters must demonstrate their ability to execute 20 of the techniques from the ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES list.


 

ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES:

Magic Thread Trick Josephine Knot
Node Stitch/Victorian Set Pearl Tatting/Maltese Tatting
Split Ring Single Shuttle Split Ring
Mock picot Twisted Picot
Woven Picot Locked Join
Self Closing Mock Ring Double (or Triple or Quadruple) Picot
Split Chain Block Tatting
Onion Ring Floating Ring
Dimpled Ring Celtic Tatting
Bead and/or Button Tatting Fraying
Roll Tatting Padded Tatting
TAK Daisy Picot
Square Ring Cluny Tatting
Mignonette Catherine Wheel
S chain/Z chain Folded Ring
Half Moon Split Ring Overlapping Tatting
Inward Facing Picot Inverted Picot
Balanced Double Stitch (not on program list) Lark’s Head Join

 


 

Current Members
Tatting Apprentice
Agnes Watkins (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Dorcas Newkirk (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Tammy Turner (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Joanne Hayes (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Mary Jane Brittingham (October 2009 - Pillow Talk #78)
 William Stem (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Pam Crouch (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Ginna Brummett (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Sandra Benne (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Teresa Wells (November 2010 - Pillow Talk #82)
Susan Lord-Hamel (November 2010 - Pillow Talk #82)
Christa Burr (February 2011 - Pillow Talk #83)
Tatting Artisan
Agnes Watkins (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Dorcas Newkirk (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Tammy Turner (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Mary Jane Brittingham (October 2009 - Pillow Talk #78)
William Stem (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Sandra Benne (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Susan Lord-Hamel (November 2010 - Pillow Talk #82)

 
Tatting Master
Agnes Watkins (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Dorcas Newkirk (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Tammy Turner (July 2009 - Pillow Talk #77)
Mary Jane Brittingham (October 2009 - Pillow Talk #78)
Sandra Benne (August 2010 - Pillow Talk #81)
Susan Lord-Hamel (November 2010 - Pillow Talk #82)