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Welcome to Our World of Thread

Here at the Tatting Corner we LOVE thread!

Did you know that there are at least 9 different ways to measure thread? And it varies by country and brand. Most of the threads we carry are measured by weight.

We have the traditional tatting cotton or size 80 threads; we have embroidery floss; we have the old fashioned bedspread weight cottons as well as crochet thread for the "threadies" (a new 'technical' term I learned at the National Knit & Crochet show). We also have size 50 for the Bobbin Lacers.

No matter your discipline or art form we have found that the many different sizes of threads available these days allows for plenty of versatility for anyone who loves to work with thread. Even size 40 Lizbeth thread is great for projects that use a sewing machine!

Our store has a great selection of threads, tools and books for crocheting, bobbin lacing, embroidery and tatting. Please be our guest and browse our store.

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Each month we will be introducing you to a different designer, some just starting out, others well-seasoned and published. Besides an introduction and display of some of their work, the designers will share a free pattern with you! Every order placed during the month will receive a copy of the pattern.

We're excited to bring you this feature. There are so many great designers out there. We want to share their story with you!

If you are a designer, we'd love to tell your story here and display some of your work. Please contact us at Jennifer@tattingcorner.com. Thank you!

Our Featured Designer For October: Karey Solomon

Resolution Bookmarks topped with a Cross or Flower
Karey, who lives in a rural area of upstate New York, learned to tat by accident 41 years ago because a friend insisted she’d expressed an interest in the art.  She immediately liked the texture and portability of tatting, but it was not until she became a newspaper editor and had to scale back on free-time activities that she realized tatting was the one she could not live without. 

Designing followed and in 1992, she began Tatting Times, a quarterly journal of tatting about to enter its 25th year of continuous publication. You can find out more about this by emailing Karey at threads@empacc.net.  

Karey is currently also the tatting editor for the bulletin of the International Organization for Lace, Inc. (IOLI), teaches internationally, is a freelance writer, actor and published poet. She also dyes threads and yarn for needlework. 

You can catch up with what she’s currently doing by visiting her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gracefulartsfibersyarnshop.

Karey’s self-published needlework books include (listed in order of publication):

Tatting Times Edgings
Sheep May Safely Graze
Let It Snow
Tat Marks the Spot
Quilts from Many Hands
Make Many Merrily
Tatting With Buttons
Tree of Life
Circle of Children
Tatting with Buttons Two

Sweet Knottings
Tatting Times TwoTatting For the Tree
Hearts Belong to Tatting
Tatting Turns Over a New Leaf
Bearly Knitting
Shuttleworth Cottage
Tatting Elegant Edgings
Flutter Home
Here Be Dragons

Tatting By the Book
Baubles Bangles and BeadsWandering Wheels
A Bouquet of Bookmarks
Button Abecedarius
Doily Delights
Twinkle Twinkle
Tatting By Ear
(forthcoming in January 2016) Purse-onalities

For the month of October, all orders placed will receive a free copy of Karey's Resolution Bookmarks topped with a Cross or Flower pattern.


2015 Show 'n Tell Contest Voting Is Now Open

We're excited about all the entries for this year's annual Show 'n Tell contest. You will surely be feasting your eyes on some very beautiful pieces of art! That should make voting for your favorite difficult! Oh yes!

We have opened the page for voting. You can find it here.

So, to borrow from what the politicians say, do your civic duty and get out and vote...for your favorite Tatted piece! It'll be fun!

Check out last year's winners here.

Countdown to Christmas Weekly Sales Begins Thursday, October 1st!

countdown to christmas weekly one-day sale

Last year's Christmas customer appreciation sale was an overwhelming success (with emphasis on the word 'overwhelming'! OMG!). Our staff could barely keep up with the orders. The sale was also a bit complicated which confused some customers.

So this year we're simplifying our customer appreciation sale with a simple Countdown to Christmas. On Thursday each week beginning October 1st we will post a one-day only 20% OFF sale on a category or group of items. That's it. No complicated ifs, ands, or buts.

Don't forget! We're keeping track of your purchases so you will be doubly rewarded when you reach a milestone and receive one of our coupons good for discounts on all items including sale items! You'll be able to double up on the discounts! See below for more detail.

We appreciate all of our customers who help us grow so we can continue to offer you the largest choice in fiber arts supplies, particularly in threads. We hope you enjoy this season's appreciation sale!

Customer Appreciation Program

Loyal Tatting Corner customers will now earn discounts on future orders regardless if their purchase includes items already discounted. Previous awards gave discounts only on full-priced items.

All current customers are automatically enrolled in the program. Tatting Corner customers earn one point for every dollar spent, excluding applicable taxes and shipping. For every 125 points, customers receive a coupon good for 5% off their entire order including items that may have already been discounted.

If you have been a long time customer of the Tatting Corner, you may have already earned more than one coupon. If that's you, you can expect to hear from us in the near future. We will send you the coupons you are entitled to so you can begin immediately enjoying discounts on your purchases.

To learn more about this program please visit the Customer Appreciation Program page.

Now It Is Easier Than Ever To Get FREE Shipping!

We have lowered the limit for free shipping from $100 to $55. Now it is easier than ever for U.S. customers to enjoy FREE SHIPPING at the Tatting Corner. Even if your order doesn't qualify, you can still enjoy our low flat $6.95 domestic rate when other shipping fees are higher.


Summer Is Flying By

Summer is in full swing, but flying by...in two and a half weeks our kids will be back in school. So inbetween gathering school supplies, we're finishing up 4-H records and trying to preserve what little produce survived in our garden around all the rain.

We are really excited to introduce our new mobile-friendly designed site, dedicated blog and our new gallery. These new summer additions are here to stay, as we hope to grow more artist of the future and preserve the traditions of the past.

My blog has been in the works for over a year and I am excited to be able to share it with you. My goal is to use it as a tool with the primary function of educating by sharing tips and techniques. I want folks to always feel free to send in suggestions or ideas if there is a particular topic they wish to have us delve into.

I’m so happy to finally be able to share our new gallery with everyone. For the past 19 years we have been busy making samples for classes, new lines of fabrics and just fun creating. We have over 300 quilt tops/finished quilts, pillows, collages and more, that need good homes. So depending on how long it takes me to add them to the gallery there should be new Quilts joining the current selections.

Our quilts have been professionally pieced and quilted to showcase the fabrics and the designs. Our children are also enjoying creating so we are having fun adding in their clay animal creations. Their goal is to save up money for college (we have one that wants to be a Vet which will take 7 years of school after high school!).

Also we have the date set for our 15th Annual Tatting Days! It'll be November 12-14th. We have changed the schedule around a little to make it easier on folks traveling in for the three day event. Schedules and registration should be available August 1st.

Happy Creating!


Do you have an event you want listed here? Contact Jennifer@tattingcorner.com and describe your event with information similar to the events below. Events related to lacemaking, tatting, crocheting and other similar crafts are welcome!