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TABLE OF CONTENTS IN CYRILLIC

Title: Frivolité shag za shagon(Tatting, Step by Step)
Author/Designer: Natalia Abrosimova
Format/Publication Date: HC:2019
Publisher: Moskva, Russia
Language: Russian
Page Count: 144
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 3/4" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 9785041009403

SUMMARY- Natalia gives a well photographed tutorial for doing the slip'n slide method of shuttle tatting, then basic beading, and goes on to giving edging patterns to practice with. Her notation relies on the Cyrillic alphabet so may be difficult for some to follow. She does provide diagrams - for the order in which to tat the rings and chains. You have to rely on her notation for counts. She has great photographs throughout. With only a little effort, I could count the knots myself in most of the photos, if necessary. There is a very nice variety of edgings, so you won't be bored. The next section has: beaded earrings, a deep collar, a very elaborate beaded necklace(or collar, if you're so inclined), a gorgeous attention-grabbing floral bracelet, then a "natural" necklace of multiple strands of vines and 3D lavendar roses, w/ earrings made up of one of the roses and a small spray of greenery, and the last pieces are three beaded necklaces definitely meant for evening wear - the very last one having both earrings and a bracelet to match.