Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tatting Press Pattern

The Tatting Press
I designed the Tatting Press as a way to keep my on-the-go AND in-the-home tatting projects neat, tidy and ready to tat when I was ready to tat.  No more tangled threads - I just pick up my tatting and start where I left off!

I am sharing the pattern here for your PERSONAL use.  Feel free to email me if there is something in the pattern which is unclear.  If you make a press and post about it, please link back to this post... and let me know!  I would love to see your press! 
Shuttle Pockets
Back Pocket
Your Current Tatting Project
Add a Light for Tatting at Night

You can scroll through the pattern pages embedded below.   For a copy of the pattern, click the following link, "TATTING PRESS PATTERN DOWNLOAD", and you will be able to download each page individually.  Please email me if you have any difficulty in accessing the pattern.

TATTING PRESS PATTERN DOWNLOAD












34 comments:

Lily said...

Ann,

How did you get a PDF uploaded in Google docs??

I don't know how many times I've tried, but it never lets me!!

Please share your secret!

Thanks,

Marty said...

Thanks for the pattern! When my sewing machine decides to cooperate I'm going to give it a try. Actually, the sewing machine and the iron are in cahoots and are conspiring to damage me when I go near them. It's going to require being sneaky -- maybe that pair Groucho glasses would work...

OH NO! The word verification must be a message from the machines -- it says "killu". Scary.

Gina said...

Thank you so much! IF I have time, I'll make one for my guild exchange on Saturday. You've gone to a LOT of trouble making this available and it looks perfect. Such a nice Xmas gift to us!

Martha said...

YEA! It's done and it's fabulous! You must be feeling pretty good about now. I also like the Google Docs trick -- I've never tried that, but it worked out really well.

Great job, Ann!

Lelia said...

Awesome!!!! So terrific!!!! with the photos, I may give this a try.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Dear, sweet Ann... how wonderful you are to share your pattern! I've saved the pattern to my computer, and I've printed it out in case I feel the urge to sew over the Christmas break.

I love my tatting press, and I'm sure we will see many versions once the word gets out!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

My mind is completely blown away by this professional presentation! I haven't tried printing it out yet, but it sure looks fabulous.

In the good old days, it would have taken a staff of people at a magazine to do all the drafting, photos, printing, etc. And you did this all by yourself, from thinking up the unique idea to begin with, to the skill you used to make them. Then you have so generously shared the pattern with us!

I'm just as interested in how you accomplished this 'booklet' as I am in the tatting press itself. I have used Google Docs but find it rather limiting as far as doing drawings or inserting images - let alone doing a PDF file?

Thank you so very much, and I certainly wouldn't apologize about not 'blogging'. This clever tatting press is very special gift to all tatters!

❦TattingChic said...

That's cool! Thanks for sharing!

❦TattingChic said...

Will you make me one? LOL! ;D

Isdihara said...

This is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

My sewing mating is currently buried beneath Santa surprises, but as soon as I can get to it, I'll be playing around with fabrics.

Katie said...

Thanks soooooooooooo much for taking the time to make & post the pattern for your presses!! I've been admiring them since the first one you posted a pic of! I'm hoping mine will look 1/2 as good as yours do. LOL!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful idea! Now if only we hadn't thrown out all those old cd's when we cleaned the craft room. :) This will be first on my list of projects, after I finish making Christmas gifts.

Gwen said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. You have put put a lot of work in to this and it shows. Hope to get some fabric and try to make one soon.

Thanks again

Anonymous said...

oh Wow! this is lovely. It will be a wonderful tool to add to my tatting. Thank you so much for sharing and making it available.

SkunkLady

Drea said...

Amazing and so creative! I can't wait to make one and try it out. Now I don't have to worry about carrying my tatting in my purse!

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!!!

Maera Lynn Koz said...

Wow! Okay this is going to make traveling with my projects a LOT easier! Thank you for sharing it!

N. Maria said...

Thank you for sharing your Tatting Press Pattern! I've printed it out and will start on this soon! I could not figure how to print the 2 pattern pages but I bet I can enlarge them.
I will post a photo and link back to you with my finished press!

N. Maria said...

Oh, boy! I'm such a goof ball! I see the Pattern Pages now! Duh!
Thank you, again, Ann for your generosity. I can't wait to make it!
It will be your Christmas gift to me!!

Aubrey said...

I just finished making my very own press thanks to your wonderful pattern! All the pictures are on my blog if you care to take a look see :) Sweetmagnoliatree.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Aubrey

Art by JoyMac said...

Hello Ann,
I just came across your site for the Tatting Press and it is gorgeous...many thanks for sharing the pattern
Huggles
Joy in Oz

Shannon McElfresh said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. I am going to make one soon.

❦TattingChic said...

Your Tatting Press is getting some renewed interest! :D

Jennifer Lu said...

Your tutorials and hints are so helpful, even for a needle tatter like me. I found your link after making a tatting toolkit of my own after being similarly frustrated with twisted strings and such. It's not quite as polished as yours and I hope to use some of the principles you did to clean up my project for future ones.

http://quillcreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/tatting-toolkit.html

Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer

Jennifer said...

I am fairly new to needle tatting and have tinkered with it off and on for a long time. I like your idea for the tatting press for the shuttle tatters, do you think you could help with a case of some kind for the needle tatters?
keep up the great ideas!

Patsy A. Goodman said...

I would love to get to the pattern for your "Tatting Press". I've searched, googled and clicked on "Tatting Press" under your tutorials and every thing takes me to your Nifty Needles blog of December 9, 2010 and I can't get to the file for the "Tatting Press" pattern. Has it been removed or am I just too computer dumb?
TatPat1

Claudia said...

thanks for this great idea to keep our tatting ready to go on...
clau

linda said...

Thank you for the press pattern. I have made one and really like how it turned out. Hugs

Jenn said...

I can't find the pdf, either. Is it gone?

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hi Jenn,
I believe the link was broken when changes were made to google docs. I believe it is fixed now.
Thanks for letting me know,
Ann

Gill said...

thank you - it is sch a great idea and beautifully made. I am having a problem printing the pattern actual size - am I missing something - if so can anyone help steer me in the right direction

Vonnie said...

I can't seem to find the pdf file for the tatting press pattern on the toolbar. Did they ever fix the link? I think I can wing it from your excellent blog tutorial if it's permanently gone.

Thanks for blogging this. It's a perfect tote for my tatting and a great Christmas present for my sis!

dragonswing said...

This would be nice to make but I can't seem to access the pattern.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hi Dragonswing!

The link to the pattern is right above the embedded pictures of the pattern, "TATTING PRESS PATTERN DOWNLOAD". Just click on that and it will take you to a Picasa Album. Click on that and the individual pages come up. Thanks for your interest in the press!

Ann

Suzasstuff said...

Thank you