Good PDF that shows the different thread sizes and recommended needle sizes for the thread. Also has a tutorial for the basics.
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Frywolitki, Tatting, Chiacchierino
frivolitky - Russian? Beautiful beaded tatting examples. No patterns. :(
literally JUST the sort of thing i was looking for
Needle tatting tutorial part 1 by *digikijo on deviantART
Needle Tatting for Beginners through Pictorials. Each gradual step takes you through the basics & how to make rings only, ring & chain, joining, etc. etc. Accompanied by many beautiful motif patterns !