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Tat's Where I Stopped Now available!
My first book of tatting patterns, "Tat's Where I Stopped: A Year of Tatted Bookmarks"
Kiku Temari quilt My award-winning quilt!
This was my entry for the 2008 Hoffman Challenge. I was very excited to learn that I had won "Best First-Time Entry" in the pieced category!! Read more about it in the gallery.

Online tatting supply store
Visit the Be-stitched online tatting supply store for best quality tatting thread, shuttles, needles, and tons of accessories! Plus, sign up for a free tatting pattern that I've designed, delivered to you monthly in your email.

Tatting comprises a series of double-hitch knots we call double-stitches arranged in rings and chains, and ornamented with picots and sometimes beads. It is worked using either a tatting shuttle or tatting needle using tightly-twisted threads. Go to the tatting pages for free tatting patterns and for free articles about the history of tatting, how to shuttle tat, how to make a blocking board for finishing your tatting, and many other things.

I have been sewing since I was a child, and spent seven years running my own business as a dressmaker. Visit the sewing section for free sewing tips that I learned on the job and while I was studying textiles in college. Learn about caring for your machine, sewing on specialty fabrics, how to make collars that curve beautifully, the correct way to press your projects, time-saving tips, selecting the right fabric and interfacing, and much more!

This is the "eye-candy" section of Be-stitched where I post many of the tatting, sewing, quilting, and other projects I've done. Plus, now you can add your own projects! Just send me an email with a photo of your project and a short paragraph about it.

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