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Feb/Mar 2014:Issue #1
Page Count: 48
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Orecchini con fiore doppio
      by DMC
    • Collier nero con perle
      by
    • Orecchini con pendente azzurro
      by DMC
    • Spilla porte-bonheur(ladybug Pin)
      by DMC
    • Orecchini tzigani
      by DMC
    • Bracciali con turchesi
      by DMC
    • Parure bianca
      by DMC
    • Parure dai colori autunnali
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchnini bruniti tridemensionali
      by DMC
    • Parure dorata con granati
      by DMC
    • Orecchini solari
      by
    • Orecchini portafortuna
      by DMC
    • Collier rosone viola
      by DMC
    • Orecchini celtici
      by DMC
    • Parure fine ottocento
      by DMC

Magazine Title: IL MIO Chiacchierino
Editor(s): Spazio Ricamo, Alessandro Santucci
Publication Frequency: Bi-Monthly
Began Publication: February 2014
Ended Publication: Ongoing!
Published by: Cigra, Italy
Average Page Count: 48
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISSN: 2284-1008

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: I am very excited to set up this page. It's been over a year since this magazine first started, but because it costs about $22 an issue to import to the USA, I hadn't been able to get my hands on any issues till now. This is the first commercially available full-color magazine dedicated solely to tatting that I have found! Slick pages and graphics!! Hot models and photography worthy of a Japanese craft book!!! And we don't have to share!!!! Tatting is no longer the afterthought, the token, the red-headed stepchild of the needlework world. In Italy, it has arrived, front and center, and middle and in the back - 48 pages of nothing but chiacchierino-frivolité-occhi-schiffchenspitze-tatting, oh, and a few ads. I can live with a few ads. And there's a very nicely illustrated needle tatting tutorial in the back. The only thing that spoiled my pleasure browsing its pages was the lack of designer's names. I see DMC, and Lizbeth, thread manufacturers' names I recognize for their high quality threads, so the patterns probably came from the thread manufacturers, and they historically don't like to recognize their employees. You can see that in every needlecraft magazine of the 20th century from America. A shame that. I'm sure they have their reasons. Are they good reasons? I don't care. It's appalling bad manners not to give credit where it is due. Those that I recognized the thread name, I put in the "by" line to give what clue I could to origins. All the patterns are for jewelry - and you get such a wide variety in each issue: collier(necklace), orecchini(earrings), bracciale(bracelet)! But no edgings or motifs for doilies, clothes, or tablecloths. A lot of the patterns look simple enough for a beginner to tackle, so long as they know the basics(rings, chains, joins) and can read a diagram. The diagrams are big and beautiful. There are no written instructions other than the legend to read the diagrams, and your supply list for each project. Print is nice and big, so if you can read Italian, this magazine will be a pleasure. And if you can't read Italian, I think you will still enjoy it and be able to use it!

I hope they will change their policy on not citing the designers. We will never know how many of the "Workbasket" tatting patterns were designed by Myrtle Hamilton, who nearly single-handedly kept tatting alive in the USA through some pretty sparse decades, because "Workbasket" had a policy not to acknowledge the designers. The building burned, records were lost, and now we'll never know just how large her legacy was to us. We can guess, from design habits and preferences, but we can't KNOW. That is shameful. I hope this otherwise lovely and well executed magazine will rethink this particular policy and insist on credit due the talents that made the magazine possible.

My second wish is that they find an American or Canadian publisher willing to produce an edition that can be distributed more economically here. The title has survived over a year, so I have hope that it will get noticed and a deal made. I would have expected the first full real magazine to have started in Japan, where most of the innovations have been taking place for the last decade or so, but Italy got the honor, and they are looking quite good doing it. Congratulations!

They have a website: http://www.cigra.it/ .

Anyone with more information about this publication, or has issues to donate or sell, can contact me through My Contact Page.



IL MIO CHIACCHIERINO Catalog

2014: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #1: Feb/March 2014
Page Count: 48
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Orecchini con fiore doppio
      by DMC
    • Collier nero con perle
      by
    • Orecchini con pendente azzurro
      by DMC
    • Spilla porte-bonheur(ladybug Pin)
      by DMC
    • Orecchini tzigani
      by DMC
    • Bracciali con turchesi
      by DMC
    • Parure bianca
      by DMC
    • Parure dai colori autunnali
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchnini bruniti tridemensionali
      by DMC
    • Parure dorata con granati
      by DMC
    • Orecchini solari
      by
    • Orecchini portafortuna
      by DMC
    • Collier rosone viola
      by DMC
    • Orecchini celtici
      by DMC
    • Parure fine ottocento
      by DMC

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Volume 1, Issue #2: Apr/May 2014
Page Count: 50
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  • FEATURES
    • Anello azzurro
      by DMC
    • Una Collana per l'estate
      by
    • Collarino con cameo
      by Daniela Di Marzio
    • fiorellini che si rincorrono
      by Lizbeth
    • bracciale con fiori rosa
      by Daniela Di Marzio
    • Tutte le tonatlitá del verde
      by Lizbeth
    • Trionfo di cuori
      by
    • Orecchini daniela
      by Daniela Di Marzio
    • Fantasia verde corallo
      by Lizbeth
    • Come una odalisca
      by Lizbeth
    • Black Star
      by DMC
    • Variazioni di viola
      by Lizbeth
    • Fiori de pesco
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini rosa con ciondoli
      by DMC
    • Orecchini etruschi
      by DMC
    • Arcobaleno
      by Lizbeth
    • Cerchietto primaverile
      by Daniela Di Marzio
    • Spilla con swarowski rosa
      by Lizbeth
    • Spillone da kilt
      by Daniela Di Marzio
    • Il Chiacchierino Celtico(tutorial)

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Volume 1, Issue #3: June/July 2014
Page Count: 50
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  • I COLORI DELL MARE:
    • Orecchini "stile salvagente"
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini imitazione corallo
      by Lizbeth
    • Ciondolo a forma di timone
      by DMC
    • Collana per l'estate
      by Lizbeth
    • Top bianco decorato a chiacchierino
      by
    • Colletto ecru
      by DMC
    • Cavigliera azzurra
      by Lizbeth
    • Ciondolo quadrifoglio
      by Rachele Richini
    • IDEE D'AUTORE: Jane Eborall-
      Cavalluccio manino(Seahorse)
      Delfino(Dolphin)
  • I COLORI DELL'ESTATE:
    • Orecchini odalisca
      by Lizbeth
    • Fantasia floreale
      by Lizbeth
    • Rosone orvieto
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini trasformabili
      by DMC
  • IDEE PER L'ESTATE:
    • Spilla ginasole
      by DMC
    • Sacchettino rosa
      by DMC
  • RUBRICA:
    Tutorial on needle tatting
    by Alicia Kwartnik

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Volume 1, Issue #4: Aug/Sept. 2014
Page Count: 50
Notes: They were happy to acknowledge the lovely model by name(Luisa Fadini) in this issue, but no designer's names except for the lovely tutorial...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Decorazione bomboniera con fedi
      by DMC
    • Decorazione bomboniera rosa
      by DMC
    • Cuori intrecciati
      by DMC
    • Cuscinetto per le fedi
      by DMC
    • Giarrettiera
      by DMC
    • Pettine e velo sposa
      by DMC
    • Scarpe da sposa
      by DMC
    • Orecchini bianchi
      by DMC
    • Girocollo ed orecchini bianchi ed ecrú
      by DMC
    • Bracciale di Nefertiti
      by DMC
    • Orecchini di Nefertiti
      by DMC
    • Bracciale e collier
      by DMC
    • Orecchini Cleopatra
      by DMC
    • Orecchini con rubini
      by DMC
    • Orecchini solari
      by
    • Collana ecrú-celeste
      by DMC
  • RUBRICA:
    Tutorial on needle tatting around a metal ring
    by Alicia Kwartnik

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Volume 1, Issue #5: Oct/Nov. 2014
Page Count: 50
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  • FEATURES
    • Orecchini mezzaluna
      by DMC
    • Collana elegante color salvia
      by Lizbeth
    • Collana e bracciale da giorno
      by Lizbeth
    • Pochette e bracciale da sera
      by DMC
    • Tris di bracciali
      by DMC
    • Orecchini semplici
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini coda di pavone
      by DMC
    • Orecchini grappolo d'uva
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Orecchini halloween
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Orecchini azzurro verdi
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Pentagoni con stelle in madreperla
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Orecchini tzigani
      by DMC
    • Collana
      by DMC
    • Decorazione farfalla
      by DMC
    • Farfalla tridimensionale
      by Lizbeth
  • RUBRICA:
    Tutorial on daisy picot needle tatting
    by Alicia Kwartnik

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Volume 1, Issue #6: Dec/Jan 2015
Page Count: 50
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  • FEATURES
    • Decorazione per finestra: ghirlanda(wreath with candle)
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Decorazione natalizia ad albero(tree ornament)
      by
    • Decorazione per finestra: albero di Natale(tree ornament)
      by
    • Decorazione ad alberello per sacchettino regalo(tree ornament)
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Spilla decorativa con agrifoglio
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Spilla stella di Natale
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Campanelle decorative per l'albero(bells)
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Orecchini rossi con fiore multicolor
      by DMC
    • Orecchini con gocce
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini azzurri con perle
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Orecchini geometrici
      by DMC
    • Orecchini per esperte
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Parure argento bianco e nero
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Parure viola
      by Lizbeth
    • Per un capodanno speciale
      by DMC
    • Orecchini e spilla con turchesi
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Applicazione per borsa da sera
      by DMC
    • picture gallery of reader's projects
  • RUBRICA:
    Tutorial on mock ring and split ring needle tatting
    by Alicia Kwartnik

2015: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #7: Feb/March 2015
Page Count: 50
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  • FEATURES
    • La posta dei lettori
      by DMC
    • Collana cuore
      by DMC
    • Orecchini Cuore
      by DMC
    • Orecchini quadrifoglio rossi
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Orecchini celtici a cuore
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Spilla a cuore
      by DMC
    • Parure romantica
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Parure spirale
      by DMC
    • Parure viola e argento
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Orecchini fantasia geometrici
      by DMC
    • Orecchini smeraldo
      by DMC
    • Bracciale black & White
      by DMC
    • Bracciale fucsia
      by Lizbeth
    • Cordoncino per occhiali(chain for glasses)
      by Lizbeth
    • Spilla dalia nera
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Gallery of Reader's projects
  • RUBRICA:
    Tutorial on block needle tatting
    by Alicia Kwartnik

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Issue #8: Apr/May 2015
Page Count: 51
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  • VOGLIA DI PRIMAVERA
    • Spilla mimosa
      by Lizbeth
    • Collana con farfalla
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini volo di farfalle
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Orecchini a forma di fiore
      by Lizbeth
    • Portachiavi con farfalla
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini celesti
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini pompon
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini a spirale
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini tridimensionali
      by DMC, Lizbeth
  • PARURE
    • Orecchini con intarsi e bracciale
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Collana e bracciale azzurro
      by DMC
    • Orecchini e collana e bracciale multicolor
      by Lizbeth
    • Parure rosa d'oriente
      by DMC, Lizbeth
    • Bordo per centro in lino
      by Lizbeth
  • SCUOLA
    • Le basi del chiacchierino ad ago
      by Marilena Tagliapietra e Michela Simonato

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Issue #9: June/July 2015
Page Count: 51
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  • La Posta delle chiacciereine
  • FIORI & COLORI
    • Parure fiori multicolor e volute:
      collana, bracciale, orecchini
      by Lizbeth
    • Parure orchidea:
      orecchini, collana
      by Lizbeth
    • Spilla margherita
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini margherita
      by Lizbeth
  • VOGLIA DI MARE
    • Parure perle di mare:
      orecchini, collana
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Orecchini cabochon
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini a conchiglia
      by Lizbeth
  • ORECCHINI MANIA
    • Orecchini giallo sole
      by DMC
    • Orecchini giallo-arancio
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini rosso vivo
      by Lizbeth
    • Orecchini blu mare
      by Lizbeth
  • IDEE PER LA SERA
    • Cavigliera con perle
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Polsiere color bronzo
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Applicazione per il top
      by Lizbeth, DMC
    • Cintura naif
      by Lizbeth

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Issue #10: Aug/Sept. 2015
Page Count: 50
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  • La posta delle chiacchierine
  • Un po' di storia del Chiacchierino
  • SUMMER TIME
    • Parure Cluny multicolor
      ciondolo, bracciale, orecchini
    • Collana multicolor
    • Collana "Chele di granchio"
    • Ombrellini da Cocktail:
      arancione, multicolor, azzurro
    • Centro rotondo
  • COLORI FLUO
    • Orecchini "fetta di anguria"
    • Orecchini "girandola"
  • 3 IN 1
    • Tris de bracciali
  • PARURE
    • Parure Oceano
      orecchini, bracciale
    • Parure "Prato fiorito"
      collana, bracciale, orecchini

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Issue #11: Oct/Nov. 2015
Page Count: 50
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  • La posta delle chiacchierine
  • PARURE
    • Parure giochi di spirali:
      orecchini, bracciale, collana
  • PARURE DI NATALE
    • Parure verde giada:
      orecchini, collana
    • Parure effetto melange:
      collana, orecchini
  • UNTOCCO ESOTICO
    • Bracciale Odalisca
  • IDEE VELOCI
    • Collana con Cabochon
    • Orecchini a foglioline
    • Orecchini con goccia
    • Collana con foglia
  • ANTEPRIMA NATALE
    • Cornici natalizie:
      cuore, alberello, stella
    • Biglietti di Natale e segnalibro
    • Palline natalizie:
      tonda con fiore e stella,
      ovale con rete e fiorellino

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Issue #12: Dec/Jan 2016
Page Count: 50
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE
    • Parure lilla: collier, orecchini
    • Parure filigrana:
      bracciale, orecchini
    • Parure foglie d'autunno:
      bracciale, orecchini
    • Parure Topazio:
      orecchini, collana
  • MONILI CHE PASSIONE!
    • Ciondolo a fiore
    • Collarino Black and White
    • Ciondolo a Croce
  • MINI ORECCHINI
    • Orecchini a cuore
    • Orecchini color senape
    • Orecchini super facili
  • WINTER TIME
    • Bracciale turchese
    • Bracciale a intreccio
    • Orecchini corallo

2016: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #13: Feb/March 2016
Page Count: 50
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE TRA NODI E CUORI:
    • Parure aspettando S. Valentino:
      orecchini, bracciale, collana
    • Parure Red Passion:
      orecchini, bracciale, collana
    • Parure mimosa:
      bracciali, orecchini
    • Parure per la sposa:
      orecchini, bracciale, collana
  • PARURE:
    • Parure blu e oro:
      orecchini, collana
    • Parure perle e smeraldo:
      orecchini, collana
  • ORECCHINI MANIA:
    • Orecchini verdi e rosa
    • Orecchini bell'epoque
    • Orecchini romantici
    • Orecchini corallo
    • Orecchini a spirale
  • IDEE PER OCCASIONI:
    • Colletto con perle

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Issue #14: Apr/May 2016
Page Count: 50
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • IDEE PER OGNI OCCASIONE
    • Bomboniera a libro
    • Centrino con la violetta
    • Sacchettino con bordo a viole
  • CASA E DETTAGLI
    • Decoro per vasetto
    • Nuova vita per il paralume
  • PARURE
    • Parure madreperla
    • Parure primavera
    • Parure intrecci
  • BRACCIALI CHE PASSIONE!
    • Bracciale color rame
    • Braccialetto rosso rubino
  • VOGLIA DI ORECCHINI
    • Orecchini con perle
    • Orecchini turchesi
    • Orecchini bordeaux
    • Orecchini con Cabochon
  • Spilla azzurro cielo
  • La tecnica Cluny

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Issue #15: June/July 2016
Page Count: 50
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  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE

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  • SCUOLA

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Issue #16: Aug/Sept. 2016
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  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE

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Issue #17: Oct/Nov. 2016
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  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE

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Issue #18: Dec/Jan 2017
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  • La posta delle chiaccierine
  • PARURE

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