The Piney Woods Tatter

Rachel Colvin Jackson, Needle Tatting Artist & Designer

Celebrating 20+ Years of Couture Tatting

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No More FREE Patterns

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (15)

Due to certain recent events,


For many years, I have done all I could to freely share my love of tatting with as many folks as possible.  I do, however, have a line that no one is allowed to cross.  Copying ...

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Back to the Atelier

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Good afternoon, dear readers!

This coming Friday our daughter will officially be a college girl as she moves onto campus.  After getting her situated, I will be heading back to the Atelier to work on a new OOAK (one of a kind) collection that has been bouncing around in my head for the past few months.  What is the theme of this new endeavor?  I am tentatively calling it the "Ethereal Collection".

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Amalie Earrings FREE Pattern

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (16)

Good evening, dear readers!

At long last, here is my new FREE needle tatted earring pattern "Amalie":

This design is tatted with size 8 tatting needle using size 8  Valdani pearl cotton in M24 "Water Reflections" and is accented with 3mm and 4mm Light Turquoise Swarovski bicones, a 6mm Swarovski chaton and Delica seed beads.

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Happy International Tatting Day

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (7)

Happy International Tatting Day!!!

I have been very busy in the Piney Woods.  Unfortunately, I've not had much time to devote to transferring patterns and such to the new sites.  Our homeschool schedule is the busiest it has ever been.  This is Jocelin's senior year, so you can imagine how packed our schedules are!  Graduation is in May and then PREP (college orientation) at ULM for her and us...

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Working on the New Blog

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (4)

Good evening, dear readers!

I am in the process of switching blog platforms.  Over the next few months, I plan to transfer all the free tatting patterns over to this site and arrange them in a more orderly fashion.  This will be A LOT of work, so please be patient.  Eventually everything concerning my blog and free patterns will be found under the site.  I'll get the "webs" stuff off soon as I already own the pineywo...

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Christmas in July ICR Patterns

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Merry Christmas in July!

In the midst of preparing for our daughter to leave for college, my tatting needles have been VERY busy.  For the most part, I have been occupied designing/making one-of-a-kind couture tatted pieces, but recently took a break to tat up a few ICR motifs for Christmas.  These simple motifs can be used in a variety of ways; earrings, ornaments, gift toppers, hairpin/clip accents, pendants, brooches, linked toge...

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