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  • Introduction
  • A Short History of Tatting
  • Glossary of Standard Terms
  • Materials
  • Shuttles
  • Loading a Two-Piece Shuttle
  • Loading a One-Piece Shuttle
  • Preparing to Tat
  • Making Picots
  • Standard Joins Using Picots
  • Joining on a Continuous Thread
  • Patterns Using Standard Picot Joins
    Hens-and-Chickens 1, 2
    Cross-stitch Insertion
    Rick-Rack Wheel
  • Work With Two Threads

Title: Tatting With One Hand(Tatting For the Physically Handicapped)
Author/Designer: Helen A. Chesno, Gladys(Mrs. Robert) Flynn
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1984,1989
Publisher: Chesno Publications, Coraopolis, PA
Page Count: 20
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This book proves the adage "Where there's a will, there's a way". It won't be fast, but it will be tatting. Trying to do various crafts one-handed had never crossed my mind until I ran into a talented tatting designer who no longer tats because of a partially crippled hand. I admire Helen Chesno and Mrs. Flynn for having the forsight and the determination to work out a method, and then put it forth in a book. Thank you both.