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  • Notes on Tatting
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Tatting Terms
  • Double Stitches
  • Rings with Picots
  • Written Patterns
  • Practice with Flowers
  • Joins
  • Practice with Edgings
  • Snowflake
  • Reverse Work
  • Bookmark
  • Josephine Knot
  • The Wheel Doily
  • Just Rings Doily
  • Chains
  • Ring and Chain Wreath
  • Practice with Edgings
  • Design
  • Solving Problems
  • Forget-me-Knots
  • Examples
  • Supplies
  • Organizations
  • Bibliography

Title: Time to Tat: A beginner's guide to the art of shuttle tatting
Author/Designer: Diane Di Rosa Biswas, Yen Hanes
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2002
Publisher: Diane's Cottage Crafts, Columbus, Ohio
Page Count: 36
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This book teaches the slip'n slide method of shuttle tatting, using illustration and well broken down written instruction. Patterns are in standard written notation as you would find in old magazines like "Workbasket" with no reference to diagrams or symbolic notation. They give you small practice patterns after each tutorial. It covers only the bare basics but does so fairly well. Samples aren't blocked before photographing, so they don't show to best advantage, but I run across this in a lot of books so it is apparently not as important as I think it is. This isn't a bad book to have as a beginner who needs reminding of the steps and hand positions, but will quickly be outgrown.