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This image was scanned from my private collection. This cover is from the Dover reprint 1988.

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was donated. This is the cover to the original German 1967 1st edition HC.

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was scanned from my private collection. This is the 1981 TPB cover for the Dutch edition.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • 1. Tools and Materials
  • 2. Techniques
  • 3. (13)Edgings and Insertions
  • 4. (45)Stars
  • 5. Simple Patterns(2 cross bookmarks,1 collar,14 doilies,1 candlestick frill,)
  • 6. Advanced Patterns(9 doilies)
  • 7. (3)Crowns
  • Laundering
  • Suppliers(this page is missing from the Dover reprint)

Title: Tatting Patterns and Designs
Author/Designer: Gun Blomqvist, Elwy Persson
Format/Publication Date: HC:1967(LTs Förlag, Stockholm, Germany);
HC:1974(Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., London);
TPB: 1981(Cantecleer bv de Bilt, Netherlands);
TPB:1988(Dover Publications Inc., NY);
Publisher: See above
Page Count: 95
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 0-486-25813-0(1988 TPB)

SUMMARY- This book is packed with a remarkable number of patterns. It was the first book I ever came across that introduced the idea of tatted bridal crowns, and this book has three really beautiful patterns. I made one of them to attach my best friend's bridal veil to coming out of high school, and it looked fantastic. You get a bit of history of the art in the first chapter, with photos of paintings showing women tatting: Queen Charlotte and her daughter, Madame Adelaide, and The Duchess of Albemarle.

There have been several different editions in three different languages. The patterns are all traditional technique and with all the small motifs, is a fantastic book for beginners. Patterns are in modern symbolic notation, so they're easy to follow. With Dover being one of the publishers, it is also not hard to find in English.

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was scanned from my private collection. This is the cover to the English 1974 HC

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was donated. This is the cover to the 1973 German edition HC

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was donated. This is the cover to the 1995 HC