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Title: Star Book 33: Rag Bag Toys(Easy to Make)
Author: American Thread Company
Publication Date: TPB:1944
Publisher: American Thread Company, NY
Page Count: 30
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. There is a good variety of patterns, but they are on very tiny grids, with minimal markings to help the crafter. There are only three photos - mostly drawings of the toys - and the photos are pretty bad. They should have stuck with the drawings.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are written only, and sketchy at best. If the crafter doesn't know what they're doing already, the instructions are not going to help them.

SUMMARY- I got this booklet in an auction on e-bay out of curiosity. It's one of the older books I've run across, and didn't expect much from it. Unlike the Edlemann book, I wasn't pleasantly surprised. It was about what I'd expected. The American Thread company put out some really lovely tatting pattern booklets around the same time period, so it really could have gone either way.