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  • Useful Things For a Tatting Box
  • Introduction
  • How To Use This Book
  • What is Tatted Lace?
  • Getting Ready
  • Different Kidns of Shuttle, Their Parts, and Care
  • Winding the Shuttle
  • Starting:
    • Overhand Knot
    • Winding the Thread Around Your Hands
  • Making a Chain or Pair of Pants(double stitch)
  • Picots
  • Rings
  • Turning and Reversing Work
  • Join Work Together
  • Twisted Picot Join
  • Opening a Closed Ring
  • Adding New Thread to Ring or Chain
  • Hiding Ends at the Beginning of the Work
  • Lock Stitch
  • Types of Patterns:
    • Word Pattern
    • Abbreviations and Numbers
    • Diagrams
  • Types of Edging
  • Types of Medallions
  • Front Cover Heart Pattern
  • Finishing Work
  • Appendices:
    • Tatting Glossary
    • Abbreviations
    • For Further Reading
    • Supplies for Tatted Lace
    • Some New Suggestions

Title: Fancy Pants: an illustrated guide to basic shuttle tatting
Author/Designer: Donna Edwards
Format/Publication Date: sprlbnd:1999
Publisher: Glacier Lace, Durango, CO
Page Count: 35
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-9650038-3-3

SUMMARY- I was delighted to find this book. There are a lot of beginner's instruction books, but this one is one of the best I've run across. The method she advocates for hiding thread ends(the bain of most tatters) is one of the most painless. The instructions are clearly written, and the generous number of photos helpful. Her certification as a teacher of tatting comes from the Great Lakes Lace Group in Michigan(She has on the cover that she's a certified tatting teacher - I was immediately curious who had the chops to certify tatting instructors). I wish I'd had this book when I was teaching myself (mumble mumble) years ago!