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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • INTRODUCTION:
    • A brief history of beads
    • Uses of beads
    • Materials
    • Shapes
    • Methods of attachment
    • Beads and lace
  • BEADS IN TATTING:
    • Some Useful Tips
  • Symbols and Abbreviations
  • PATTERNS:
    • Spectacles Case
    • Festive Snowflake
    • Decorative Side Comb
    • Versatile Edging
    • Bridal Bell
    • Beaded Choker
    • Hair Clasp
    • Hat Band with Flair
    • Daisy Earrings
    • Sparkling Medallion
    • Trim for a Belt
  • Oops!
  • Useful references
  • Index

Title: Beads in Tatting
Author/Designer: Judith Connors
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1997
Publisher: Lacis Publications, Berkeley, CA
Page Count: 55
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0916896838

SUMMARY- Thanks to Carolyn Kotlas for loaning me her rare copy of this book for review. I'm still looking for a copy to include in the collection, but at least I can provide some useful information in the meantime to others. I must admit I have a bit of a craft crush on Judith Connors - her illustrated tatting dictionary goes everywhere my tatting tote goes, and it is on my short list of books every tatter MUST have in their book stash. She is extremely knowledgeable not only about tatting technique, but also about its history. I admire her greatly for her breadth and depth of knowledge, and her graciousness in sharing that hard-acquired understanding. Judith Connors ROCKS!

And about this book? She uses beads as accents rather than the focus(see any of Nina Libin's work if you are bead crazy and would rather find patterns the other way around). The most difficult technique she employs is the split ring. For the most part, these patterns are not too hard for a novice who has mastered the basic technqiues and wishes to move into adding beads to their work. Most of the patterns are for small articles that could be done quickly. Overall, this is a good book to have if you can find a copy. Hopefully, she'll bring it back into print at some point.