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  • Introduction to Tatting
  • Tatting Terms
  • How to Tat a Chain
  • How to Tat a Ring
  • How to Tat a Split Ring
  • How to Tat a Split Chain
  • How to Read a Pattern
  • Flower Bookmark
  • Butterfly Bookmark
  • Daisy Bookmark
  • Heart Bookmark
  • Shamrock Bookmark
  • Split Ring Cross Bookmark
  • Beads in Tatting
  • Edgings
  • Insertions
  • Motif Patterns
  • Simple Heart
  • Floral Heart
  • Bunny
  • Turtle
  • Beaded Choker
  • Wrist Bag
  • Beaded Bag
  • 3D Angel
  • Daisy
  • Rose
  • Delphinium
  • Tulip
  • Tulip Leaf
  • Daffodil
  • Daffodil Leaf
  • Carnation
  • English Ivy
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Orchid

Title: Transition in Tatting: From Flat to Floral
Author/Designer: Sharon Briggs
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2000
Publisher: Self, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Page Count: 76
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This is a very interesting book. She has a great page that compares written(long) notation, symbolic(short) notation, and diagrams(visual pattern) - then uses all three for each of her patterns(I've put her terminology in parentheses). She includes a black-and-white photo for each sample with the pattern - I don't think you can get better than that! Some of the photos do not come out well - the pages are printed off a home printer, but with the diagrams included, that is less of an issue than it would be. Some of the diagrams are complicated(I had a hard time following the design flow, but I'm not expert with diagrams). She gives tutorials on some advanced techniques: Split ring, split chain, beading. I really love her hearts and stargazer lily, but all her patterns show well, and she took care with the blocking so the samples show off her designs. I am really pleased to add this book to my collection!

Sharon Briggs has a website where her books can be bought: