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  • Block Tatting
  • Abbreviations
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Brontosaurus
  • Bumblebee
  • Cat
  • Dragon
  • Fish
  • Flamingo
  • Frog
  • Goose
  • Hat
  • Hedgehog
  • Lion
  • Mouse
  • Octopus
  • Penguin
  • Puppy
  • Rabbit
  • Songbird
  • Squirrel
  • Stegosaurus
  • Swan
  • Teddy Bear
  • Tiger

Title: New Critters On the Block
Author/Designer: Martha Ess
Format/Publication Date: Booklet:2006
Publisher: Self, Greensboro, NC
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- I love these books! Instructions are very nicely broken down for easy reading, you get a clear picture of how each pattern is supposed to turn out(she gives color, to show off the two-color patterns), and there are good instructions for block tatting at the start of the book for those of us who've never tried this style of tatting before. I liked this first book of Ms. Ess' block tatting so much that I immediately went out and found the other two! She appears to publish one about every two years, so hopefully we'll get another in 2012?!

She has a website: