Title: Rosenkette in Occhi(Tatted Necklace with Roses) Author/Designer: Elisabeth Dobler
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2014
Publisher: Self, Mittelbibenach, Germany
Languages: German and English
Page Count: 21
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"
SUMMARY- I found Ms. Dobler's books advertised in the back of Ring of Tatter's magazine, and ordered them both. I'm so glad I did. I'm always looking for designers who are pushing the envelope, and Ms. Dobler fits that description exactly. Her instructions are in both German and English, side by side, with the necessary diagrams for each variation shared between them in the center of each page. She used her design to make jewelry, but I think it would be amazing as a Christmas tree garland as well. Her roses are 3D, which is what makes the design really pop, with variations given on the stemware. Some incorporate beads, some do not. I love Love LOVE this pattern, and can't wait to give it a try and see if my garland idea looks as awesome in reality as it does in my mind's eye.
I really hope she puts out more books. I'm eager to see where she takes her tatting next!
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