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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • FOREWORD
  • CHAPTER ONE: A BIT OF BACKGROUND
    • A Brief History of Tatting
    • About Those Picots
    • The Differences Between Tatting and Picot Lace
  • CHAPTER TWO: GETTING STARTED
    • Materials
    • Some Beading Basics
  • CHAPTER THREE: BASIC TECHNIQUE
    • Basic Terms
    • Basic Parts & How to Deal With Them
  • CHAPTER FOUR: TECHNIQUE
    • Ring Construction
    • First Loop Construction
    • Chain Construction
    • Second Loop Construction
    • Joining and Jumping
    • Putting It All Together
  • CHAPTER FIVE: MORE INTRICATE TECHNIQUES
    • Special Shapes
    • Points to Keep in Mind
    • Problems, Problems, Problems
  • CHAPTER SIX: THE DIRECTIONS
    • How to Use Them
    • Instructional Terms
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: THE DESIGNS
    • A Note and Some Design Points
    • Five Designs w/ Graphics
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: FINISHING
  • CHAPTER NINE: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
  • CHAPTER TEN: GLOSSARY & SPECIFICATIONS
    • Bibliography
    • Index

Title: Picot Lace Innovative Beadwork: A New Light on Tatting / A New Twist On Beading, Book I
Author/Designer: Sandy Forrington
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:1993
Publisher: Picot Press, Ft. Bragg, CA
Page Count: 160
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 11"
ISBN: 0964239507

SUMMARY- This is one of those books that was completely under the radar for me until a copy popped up on ebay. Her forward was written by the editor of Bead & Button magazine. There were two follow up books planned. I've only found copies of the second book. This book was reprinted in 1996 with a different cover. This is about beading to make faux tatting and not adding beads to tatting. There's an important difference there. Her work is most similar to Nina Libin's - whom I consider the queen of beaded tatting. Their techniques are completely different. Ms. Forrington gives a lot of illustrations to support her careful and thorough instructions. I was pleased to have run across this book for the very different perspective.