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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • CHAPTER ONE: Getting Started Stitching
    • Creating a Signature Pinkeeper
    • Crocheted Pinkeeper
    • Jo Jacket
    • Boys Who Crochet(essay)
  • CHAPTER TWO: Kitchen Stitchin'
    • Fancy Work Apron
    • Daffodil Table Runner
    • Plate Savers
    • Crocheted Head Wrap
    • Garden Trellis Dishtowels
    • Bias Tape Dishtowels
    • Wrapping Outside the Box
    • Stolen Summer Nights(essay)
    • My Mother's Crocheted Tablecloth
    • Bean Bag Women(essay)
  • CHAPTER THREE: Stitching Around the House
    • Yo!
    • Yo-Yo Pillow
    • Crazy Quilt Pillow
    • Embroidery Stitches
    • Whittling Away(essay)
    • Crocheted Rag Rug
    • Crocheted Rag Bag
    • Flower Pillow
    • Hot Water Bottle Cover
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Clothes Closet Stitching
    • Farmgirl Rag Yarn Scarf
    • Multipurpose Crocheted Shawl
    • Farmgirl Hex(essay)
    • Hexagon Dishcloth, Fillow, Scarf, Bedspread
    • Farmgirl Beaded Bracelet
    • Acorn Necklace
    • Farmgirl Hat & Purse
    • Sleighride Mittens
    • Dress-up Socks & Gloves
    • Crocheted Flip-flops
    • Rose Garden Scarf
    • Rosebud Dish Scrubbies
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Linen Closet Stitching
    • Lace with Grace(essay)
    • Tatting & Chatting(essay)
    • Tatting Basics
    • Tatted Hankie Baby Bonnet
    • Tatted Hankie
    • Tatted Button Necklace
    • Cutwork
    • Christening Gown
    • Wearable Cutwork
  • Crochet Basics
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • About the Author

Title: MaryJane's Stitching Room: 47 Farmgirl Handiwork Projects
Author/Designer: MaryJane Butters
Format/Publication Date: HC:2007
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers, NY
Page Count: 144
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781400080489

SUMMARY- The chapter on (needle)tatting is short and very basic, but gives great up close color photos of the process of making the double stitch. There are a few really basic edging patterns and a necklace made around buttons. I wouldn't buy this book just for the tatting chapter,but there is a lot of charming projects and basic lessons in this book as well as a peek into how our grandmothers typically did things out on the farm. I grew up on a farm, so it all sounds very familiar to me and nostalgic. I enjoyed reading the book - her style of writing is engaging and entertaining.