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This image was scanned from my private collection

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • On adding beads
  • Birthstones
  • Anniversary stones and metals
  • Useful tips with beads
  • Symbols and abbreviations
  • Techniques:
    • Basic methods with beads
    • Split ring
    • Tatted squares
    • Needle tatting
    • Hook tatting
    • Presentation of work
  • The patterns:
    • Acacia(beaded bag)
    • Pasquale(decorative egg)
    • Enya(plaited braid)
    • Noel(festive star ornament)
    • Marguerite(bouquet of daisies doily)
    • Regina(bridal coronet)
    • Liberty(free web-like design)
      Gum Blossoms
      Angel Fish
      Padded Tatting Technique
    • Briana(3Dimensional charmer)
    • Siobhan(elegant table center)
    • Boronia(Alice band with sequins)
    • Festiva(Snowflake earrings)
    • Victoriana(beautiful beaded bag)
    • Ringlets(3 uses of split rings): Interlaced medallion
      Daisy chain
      Noughts and crosses
    • Valentina(beaded heart)
    • Fleur(choker with tatted squares)
  • Useful references
  • Index

Title: Tatting Adventures with beads, shuttle & needle(USA) Or
Creative Tatting with beads, shuttle & needle(Australia)
Author/Designer: Judith Connors
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2000
Publisher: Lacis Publications, Berkeley, CA / Kangaroo Press, Australia
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 1-891656-22-8(USA) / 0731809408(Australia)

SUMMARY- She gives a nice section up front on all the ways you can add a bead to your work - some of which would never have occurred to me, like at a join. The patterns are lovely and written out as well as diagrammed. I was particularly intrigued by the Angel Fish example shown of the author's work, where pearlescent sequins were used as scales for a framed piece. You'll note there are two different covers - and different titles - given for this book. They are both in English, but one was published in Australia(Judith's native country) and in the USA. Both books are identical otherwise.