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Title: BURDA Special Encajes de Frivolité- Occhi, Schiffchenspitze, Frivolité, E-969
Author/Designer: Not given
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1989
Publisher: Burda, Offenburg, W. Germany
Language: German
Page Count: 52
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- You get about 70 patterns. The written text is all in German, however, so if you don't have a facility with that language, the written instructions won't help you. The patterns, on the other hand, are all neatly diagrammed on a large foldout sheet of cheap newsprint(I'd make clean photocopies of all the diagrams to tuck into the book as well, if you are fortunate enough to have a copy of this, so that future owners of the book have a shot at having the diagrams too...). Diagrams, of course, can be internationally understood. This book was well ahead of the rise in popularity of diagramming to reach an international audience. It sticks to fairly traditional fare, but I found the designs very appealing and well presented, with color photography throughout. I'm grateful to Carolyn for letting me borrow her copy to get details from for the review. I definitely want to find a copy of this for my own collection!

Patterns include: Tablecloth motif(small), Tablecloth motif(large and colorfully versatile), a blooming tree(embroidered, with tattered flower inserts) throw pillow(on cover), Inserts and scallop edging for a tablecloth, (3)handkerchief edgings, square motif, diamond doily, 4 Round Doilies, (3)linen center round doilies/centerpieces, strip insert for table mats, motifs for curtain and lampshades, embroidered flower pot with flower inserts, a wide variety of covered egg ornaments, centerpiece, napkin rings, (2)edgings, (2)insertions(with ribbon space to weave in), border and motifs for runners and mats, (2)bookmarks, rosette edging, faux filet blocks for tablecloth, (3) lovely evening purses, another hanky edging, Medallion, deep collar, tablecloth that isn't just a tiling medallion, motif for a runner, (5)collars, (20)Christmas ornaments, and a lovely square motif and insertions for quilt blocks/throw pillows.