Welcome to This 'n' Tat !
Updated: 31 January 2009
Launched: 5 July 1997

What's New: January 2009

  • The Remaining Letters* in the Alphabet Series:
    Letters O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

    *Please Note: Since I've been a little short on tatting time, I put the remaining letters out "untested". That means that from the letter "O" to the letter "Z," I haven't had a chance to tat them myself to see if the proportions are right or that they sit quite right. But, rather than hold up the rest of the alphabet, I put scans of my hand drawn patterns out for you to work from. So there are no tatted examples provided on the remaining letters at this point - just the chart/diagram to work from.

  • See examples from my personal collection of Ocean Jasper stone shuttles and thread keepers that are cut and polished stone slabs.


Previous letters of the alphabet are available with all of the other types: edgings, motifs, etc. For all patterns available, please see the Pattern Library.

Need help in reading the pictorial patterns in this site? Check out the Lesson Corner for a new section on reading pictorial pattern charts and pattern shorthand comparisons.


This 'n' Tat Regular Departments:

  • For instructions and tips on how to tat, please see the "Lesson Corner."
  • Tatters looking for patterns or pattern ideas should seek out the "Pattern Library" and "Tools and Tips" areas.
  • Links to other tatting sites and information on mail-order suppliers and lace catalogs are in the "Resources" area.

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