Dora Young


All New Knotless Tatting Designs

Dora Young's book was published in 1974 and is currently out of print. It contains twenty-one original tatting designs by Dora Young using her patented technique of knotless tatting. The patterns have a variety of uses as doilies, edgings, pot holders and many motifs to use in any number of applications.


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Dora Young


Dora Young was born in Portland, Maine. She learned to tat while in high school. Some years later in 1955 during a period of poor health she picked it up once more and set a 20 year goal to provide new tatting patterns for tatters. Dora was an extrodinary tatter. She was the only tatter to ever receive a U.S. patent for a tatting technique. She called it the "knotless method chain." Her patent was approved in 1973. In 1974 she published her patented technique along with 21 original designs in a book called "All New Knotless Tatting Designs." Today her technique is referred to as the split chain or bridging. She also wrote an article on tatting and it's history in a book published by The House of White Birches, Inc. In 1982. This article also showed a few of her shuttles and tatting patterns.