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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Tatting Shuttles
  • Introduction to Tatted Lace
  • Tatting Supplies
  • Tatting Terms and Abbreviations
  • Tatting Instruction
  • Ring - Picot - Join
  • Chain
  • Lace Patterns
  • Joining New Thread
  • More on Joinings
  • Joining Circle of Motif Center
  • Small Snowflake Motifs
  • Snowflake Patterns
  • Hints for Neat and Even Tatting
  • Correcting Mistakes
  • Washing, Blocking and Finishing
  • Large Snowflakes
  • Blocking Guides for Small Snowflakes
  • Right and Wrong Side of Work
  • More Hints
  • Notes

Title: Learn to Make Tatted Lace, Book I
Author/Designer: Bev Dillon
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1987
Publisher: Self, Bellevue, WA
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 7"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Ms. Dillon is best known for her instructional videos(back when everyone still had VCRs). The illustrations for the method she is teaching is one I'm not familiar with. She gives you lots of simple practice patterns - mostly snowflake motifs - and she gives you 5- and 6-point blocking guides, which I find really helpful when starching my stars for ornaments. She gives a lot of good advice. There aren't quite enough illustrations to guide a beginner through that first critical step of learning the flip(and keeping the stitch from unflipping), but still a great supplement to reinforce and remind a beginner, with patterns that would be fun and easy to complete.