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  • Supply List
  • Thread Comparison
  • Abbreviations
  • Terms and Symbols
  • (4)One Shuttle Laces:
    Note Card Decorations
  • (2)Snowflakes
  • (2)Shuttle and Ball Laces
  • Tatted Bell
  • Tatted Basket(with bridges)
  • Two Shuttle Tatting:
    Child's Bracelet of Split Rings
  • Mock Rings & Picots:
    Tatted Cross Bookmark
  • Beaded Tatting:
    Beaded Motif
  • Padded Tatting
  • Avoid Extra Knots

Title: Tatted Lace From Start to Finishing
Author/Designer: Bev Dillon
Format/Publication Date: VIDEO/TPB:1990
Publisher: Delta Video Productions, Vashon, WA
Page Count: 16
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 1/2" x 4 1/4"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Ms. Dillon is best known for her instructional video that came with this book - she taught a whole lot of people how to tat through this medium. It is much easier to learn tatting this way than by trying to interpret illustrations from a book. This book was just a supplement for the video, but it has a lot of useful information in it. It includes written notation instructions for all the patterns, and diagrams(but no sample picture) for two snowflakes. As you get to more difficult patterns, you ultimately end up with just the written instructions with no sample photo. I haven't seen the video, so I don't know if the sample photos and diagrams would have been a redundancy, or if this is an oversight. The patterns in this book are still good for a beginner to practice on.

I liked her thread comparison page, showing the same most basic edging pattern sample done in size 100 to size 5 and Speed-Cro-Sheen(the largest). It eloquently demonstrates how size of thread changes dramatically the size of the edging.