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    • First steps
    • Crochet hooks
    • Crochet threads
    • If you work with your right hand
    • If you work with your left hand
    • Crochet abbreviations
    • How to turn at the end of row
    • Rows of Double Crochet
    • Double Crochet Evening Belt
    • Rounds of Double Crochet
    • Slip Stitch
    • Double Crochet Shoulder Bag and Hat
    • Rows of Half Treble Crochet
    • Half Treble Crochet Vanity Case
    • Rounds of Half Treble Crochet
    • Half Treble Crochet Mats
    • Rows of Treble Crochet
    • Shell Stitch Blouse
    • Lace Blouse
    • Sun Top
    • Bag and Bandeau Set
    • Irish Crochet Tablecloth
    • Round Luncheon Set
    • Glass Jackets and Mats
    • Tray Cover
    • Edgings
    • How to Tat
    • Double Stitch
    • Rings, Picots and Joinings
    • Edgings for Handkerchiefs
    • Using Ball Thread, and Shuttle
    • Two Shuttles
    • Long Picot and Josephine Knot
    • Tatted Edgings
    • Doily
    • Collar(petals)
    • Refreshment Set
    • Cheval Set
    • Luncheon Set
    • Collar No. 2
    • Handkerchief Edgings
    • Mat
    • Maltese Pattern Motif
    • Wheel Motif
    • Knitted Lace Mat
    • Knitted Lace Tray Cloth
    • Knitted Tray Cloth
    • Knitted Lace Edgings
    • Netted Fichu
    • Long Stole with Fringed Ends
    • Handkerchief Edging
    • Hairpin Lace Dickie
    • Braid Trimmed Place Mat

Title: CROCHET, TATTING, Teneriffe Lace, Hairpin Lace Crochet, Knitted Lace, Netting, Braidwork
Author/Designer: Helen Crosier
Format/Publication Date: HC:1953 / TPB:2010
Publisher: The Camelot Press Ltd., London, UK / G. Bell & Sons, UK
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8" x 5 1/4"
ISBN(2010): 9781445519586

SUMMARY- This little book starts the tatting chapter with a brief synopsis of tatting history, then jumps into a very well illustrated lesson in the basics. You get two simple practice edgings, then six slightly more complex edgings with a close-up picture of each of the edgings' repeating element. The photos are sharp enough to count the stitches, so it could serve as a diagram. The doily is actually a curving edging around a linen center. The Cheval Set employs mignonette for a netted effect and has instructions for an oval and a round doily. The luncheon set is a deeper toothed edging for the ends of mats and a runner. The second collar doesn't just lay on the blouse like most tatted collars, but is stiff enough it is used as a high-necked collar that looks quite elegant. There are two handkerchief edgings with corners - though one of the corners looks a little pulled in the sample photograph. The mat is round and should come out to about 11" in diameter. All of the patterns are very traditional ring-and-chain affairs, with the Josephine knot mignonette being the most sophisticated technique used.

The tatting method presented is what I think of as "Slip'n Slide", where the right hand holds the second wrap instead of behind the "loom" of the left hand. It's a harder technique to master - but faster than the traditional method of tatting.

The crochet takes up the first 46 pages, the tatting gets 32 pages - and the other needlework disciplines get only token instructions and patterns.