Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads, Color Edition



The Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads book is Gary and Randy's third tatting book. The book is 69 pages long, self-published, in color, and perfect bond. The book isn't very fancy but the tatting techniques presented sure can be. This book is an attempt to show how; with hopes that others will find it as simple and versatile as they have.
Alternate thread tatting can be simply described as tatting rings and chain at the same time. If you already know how to tat, this technique should be fairly easy. You only need two shuttles.

This technique allows the tatter another way to tat rings on rings in addition to placing picots over picots and rings over picots. Adding another thread into the ring opens a wide variety of possibilities.

The Alternate Thread book also shows how to place double stitches on the open thread of the picot within a ring. The book goes on to show how to combine the different techniques into one ring.

There is a brief explanation about using a 2-bobbin shuttle.

The Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads book is available for $28.00, no shipping and handling per order for regular post or $8 for priority mail within the USA. International shipping may cost more, depending on country shipped to.


He can be reached at rhoutzdgo@gmail.com or by snail mail:
GR-8 Shuttles
Randy Houtz
128 Eagle Ln
Ignacio, CO 81137 USA
(970) 764-5802 (evenings)

Ordering Information

To order shuttles or books, contact Randy at the address, phone number or email address listed above.

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Patterns: [SCMR Heart]   [Da Udder Butterfly]   [GR-8 Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR] [Rings on Ball Thread] [Rings on Rings] [Standard Notation]
Shuttles: [GR-8 Wood Shuttles]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Single Bobbin]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Double Bobbin]
[Pictures Showing Shuttle Use] [Helpful Hints]
Books: [Tatting The GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring]   [Tatting The Self-closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design]
[Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads]   [Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms]   [Tatting GR-8 Triangles]
[Tatting GR-8 Patterns] [Tatting GR-8 Chain Around]
[About Gary and Randy]