Who's Dora Young?
Dora Young is an American designer who patented a technique by which a bridging mock chain could be made to avoid having to end off between rounds using cut and tie. It is known as the Dora Young Knotless Method. The technique was published in her book, All New Knotless Tatting Designs (1975).
What is Knotless Tatting?
The knotless tatting technique involves the making of double stitches over a core thread without flipping them, therefore making the stitch directly onto the core thread.
What is Knotless Chain Method?
A technique where tatting may proceed from one element or round to the next via a bridging mock chain without ending off. After the bridging thread is anchored to another element, unflipped stitches or mock double stitches are formed from loops of the shuttle thread passed behind and front (under and over) the bridging thread.
What is Knotless Ring Method?
A technique that forms a ring from two discrete chains. While the first chain is normal the second is a knotless method chain. Both threads exit from the opposite side of the ring.
The sequence of the drawings 9 to 11 demonstrate the method to work the Knotless Tatting.
Dora Young book has been out of print for quite awhile, but the patent can be seen at:
Here is a Bookmark Pattern for you to practice the knotless tatting. Enjoy!
Definitions from: Tatting Dictionary by Judith Connor
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