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  • Abbreviations of Crochet Stitches, Tatting Terms
  • Cake and Sherbet Serving Set(crochet)
  • Colored Luncheon Set(crochet)
  • Pine Needle Luncheon Set(crochet)
  • Square Tea Cloth(on cover,crochet)
  • Honiton Braid Centerpiece(crochet)
  • Dainty (pineapple)Lace Doily(crochet)
  • "BREAD" Tray Oval Doily(crochet)
  • Irish Crochet Night Gown Yoke with Honiton Braid(crochet)
  • Round Corset Cover Yokes(crochet)
  • (6)Fancy Towel Edgings(crochet)
  • (8)Insertions and Edgings, (1)8-pt Medallion(crochet)
  • Oval Centerpiece and Doily(tatting,coronation braid)
  • (4)Tatting Edgings
  • Child's Set(crochet)
  • Baby Outfit(crochet)
  • Baby Carriage Cover(crochet)
  • Jewel Case(crochet)

Title: The Elite Instruction Book: Illustrating All Newest Designs in The Fine Arts of Crochet and Tatting
Author/Designer: Anonymous
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1916
Publisher: Not Given, Chicago, IL
Language: English
Page Count: 17
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Here's yet another booklet from the 1910's, when tatting was at its peak of enthusiasm and the market was flooded with booklets looking to cash in on its sudden popularity. This one has a copyright date and gives you the city it was published in - but no other names, not even a thread manufacturer. Only two of the seventeen pages are for tatting patterns, but all five patterns are appealing and one incorporates coronation braid, making it especially interesting. The copy I found had been folded many times, so it will take some effort to erase the creases, but I'm going to make a PDF of this available for free download - the copyright has long been expired. If anyone has any more information on its provenance, I'd love to know more about it.