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  • Glossary of Standard Tatting Terms
  • Foreword(difficulty levels)
  • Introduction
  • How To Tat
  • Baby Booties(difficulty level3)
  • Bonnet(level3)
  • Daisies and Net Bonnet(level 3)
  • Forget-Me-nots Bonnet(level 3)
  • One-thread Edgings for Baby Clothes(level 2)
  • Edging #1: Joined Rings with Center Picot
  • Edging #2: Joined Rings with no Center Picot
  • Edging #3: Scallops with Center Picot
  • Edging #4: Modified Rick-rack
  • Edging #5: Diamonds
  • Two-thread Edging for Baby Clothes(level3)
  • Edging #6: Cloverleaves
  • Edging #7: Forget-Me-Nots
  • Forget-Me-Not Yoke for Dresses(level3)
  • Designing a Tatted Yoke
  • Rambling Forget-me-Not Lace(general-usage pattern)
  • Mock Crochet Mesh Lace(general pattern, yoke instr)
  • Designing Your Own Heirloom Christening Gown
  • To Wash Tatting
  • Steps to Making a Slip Knot and a Weaver's Knot

Title: Tatting For Baby
Author/Designer: Helen A. Chesno
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1986
Publisher: Chesno Publications, Coraopolis, PA
Page Count: 30
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- The samples given are small grainy black-and-white photos, no diagrams, some illustration. She uses older notation(written rather then symbolic) but breaks down instructions so that they are easier to follow. This would be a good learning book if you're interested in tackling patterns from some of the older magazines but aren't comfortable with the notation. Solid, practical designs with traditional look. Her instructions are well worded, but I think it is easier to learn with more heavily illustrated or pictorial instructions. The cover is hot pink, by the way. My scanner doesn't like pink for some reason and bleaches the covers out when scanning.