Marilee Rockley
Craftsy Instructor

Milwaukee, WI USA

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Marilee Rockley has been a driving force in modern tatting. Her designs, which have appeared in various magazines as well as her book Tatted Jewelry, make this Victorian art accessible to modern tastes. As a go-to source of information about tatting history and methodology, Marilee is on the forefront of the tatting revival. She also dyes her own tatting threads, so that she can control color and create visual interest that can't be found ... Read Full Bio »

Marilee's Craftsy Classes


Shuttle Tatting

If you've been longing to learn shuttle tatting, or looking for a new craft that's fun, inexpensive and portable, this is the class for you. Marilee's warm and expert instruction will guide you through the tricky parts and send you on your way to creating lacy jewelry and tatted embellishments for quilts, paper crafts and more. You'll learn the basic lark's head knot and double stitch and how to create lace patterns with chains, rings and picots. Marilee shares pattern-reading skills and discusses where to find vintage patterns. She also helps you avoid or fix common mistakes. As a bonus, you'll learn a few more techniques: reverses, joins and beadwork, node stitch and floating and split rings. Use the skills you've learned to make little flowers and butterflies, floret earrings, a classic-edge bracelet, the beaded Rhapsody necklace and parfait snowflakes!

$19.99 $29.99

What's New

Look for my article "Tatted" in the Winter 2015 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.

Upcoming Events

May '15 02

I'm teaching a live beginning shuttle tatting class at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. More info on the Shake Rag Alley Website:

Jun '15 02

I'm teaching Shuttle Tatting Basics at the Bead&Button Show!

Marilee's Patterns

Devotion Tatted Jewelry Set


Melt Into Spring tatted snowflake


Linnea Bracelet in Pearl Tatting

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Marilee's Projects

Fairest tatted cuff bracelet
Red Tatted Earrings, beaded tatting
Floret earrings
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Marilee's Blog