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  • Pattern Notes and Techniques
  • Diagram Notes
  • Abbreviations
  • Unicorn / Pony
  • Pegasus
  • Beaded Version of Unicorn and Pegasus
  • Small Rubber Duckie
  • Troll Doll
  • Large Rubber Duckie
  • Rag Doll
  • Technique Teddy Bear
  • Rocket Ship
  • Stars and Moon for Rocket Ship
  • Dump Truck
  • Block Tatted Train

Title: Toys For Tatting: Playful Tatting Patterns
Author/Designer: Martha Ess
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2016
Publisher: Self, Greensboro, NC
Page Count: 38
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- I'm a really big fan of Ms. Ess's block tatted animal motifs as well, and can confidently recommend any of her books - I've loved them all. She never disappoints! If you have children, this is going to delight your tatting itch, and your kids when you sew these appliques to their clothing. You won't believe the troll doll or the rag doll, and the rubber duckies are adorable. Definitely grab a copy of this book before it goes out of print - you won't be sorry to have it, but you will be very sorry when you realize what you missed out on.

Patterns are diagrammed, and instructions are well broken down and easy to follow. She does incorporate many advanced techniques, so I don't recommend her books for beginners, but they are definitely worth aspiring to!

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