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  • Reading Our Shortcut Instructions
  • Mathew's Star
  • Benjamin's Candy Cane
  • Sweet William(Five-pointed Star)
  • Filagree Snowflake
  • Marsha's Marvelous Snoods(bun holders):
    • Ruby
    • Spider Web
    • Melissa's Beaded Snood or Bag
    • Bertha
    • Bonnie
  • Star Flower Hoop Sachet
  • Tatting Ideas
  • For Further Study and Reading Pleasure

Title: Twinkling Stars and Small Tatted Gifts
Author/Designer: Marsha Brackner
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1986
Publisher: Dillie Delights, Marietta, GA
Page Count: 16
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"

SUMMARY- The patterns are lovely traditional fare that don't require any more advanced techniques than split ring. Instructions are well broken down and easy to read, with a black-and-white photo provided of each project. No diagrams. I was particularly excited about the variety of snoods. I have very long hair, and during the summer especially, it is nice to have a variety of ways to keep it up and tidy. I was so glad to get a chance to see this book. Thank you, Anitra!

NOTE: I've learned from Marsha that there were less than 100 of these printed and she has no more for sale. I am hoping that she can get back her copyright back from the publisher and bring it back into print.

EXTRA NOTE: I found out that Marsha also is responsible for a pattern published in "Workbasket"! She is the designer of the Candy Cane in the December 1982 issue. The publisher "Workbasket" was always reluctant to credit their designers - a giant red peeve of mine. It is exciting for me to solve one more small mystery associated with my beloved "Workbasket". I'm doubly happy that Marsha is one of those mystery designers. I'm a big fan.