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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 2D Candy Canes
  • 2D Candy Cane Itty Bitty Variation
  • Snowman Mini
  • Snowflake Mini
  • Dove (Large and Small)
  • Natal Star Mini
  • Christmas Tree Mini #1
  • Christmas Tree Mini #2
  • Christmas Tree Mini #3
  • Stocking
  • Teeny Angel
  • Star of David Mini
  • Wreath & Bow
  • Mini Angel
  • Cross Mini
  • Winter Wonder Snowflake Mini
  • Prelude Wreath(Previously published Bonus)
  • Star of Wonder Inner Wreath(Previously published Bonus)

Title: Christmas Mini-Ornaments By Lacemakermom
Author/Designer: Lori Bierwirth
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2014
Publisher: Self, Calgary, AB, Canada
Language: English
Page Count: 15
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- There is great photography, large print so I don't have to squint, and she uses written notation with lots of extra notes to make tatting the patterns easier for people who haven't been doing it for years. I wasn't wild about the dark purple paper - it makes the patterns harder to read. She doesn't provide diagrams or symbolic notation, though, so non-English speakers may have problems following the patterns if they are not experienced enough. I'd been looking for a book of mini-tats that I could recommend that was still in print - so happy I ran across this one. The mini-tats are all Christmas themed (and a Star of David!). I especially loved the three Christmas trees. I think they'd make great earrings as well as ornaments. She sticks to traditional tatting techniques, so this would be a fantastic book for a beginner to get. There's quick reward and you won't get tired of the designs for sticking in notes, using as jewelry, and making as a quick gift for a friend.