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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • FOREWORD
  • CHAPTER ONE: GETTING STARTED
    • Some Beading Basics
    • Glossary
  • CHAPTER TWO: BASIC TECHNIQUE
    • Basic Terms
  • CHAPTER THREE: BASIC TECHNIQUE REVIEW
    • Picot Mount, Tying Off & On, and Joining
    • Jumping, Second Loop
    • Last Loop, Spacer Bead Motif
    • Cloverleaves
    • Picot Lace Shorthand
    • New Techniques
      The Sweeping Row,
      Locking Down
  • CHAPTER FOUR: THE DESIGNS
    • Dew Drop Collar

Title: SFO's Picot Lace Designs II
Author/Designer: Sandy Forrington
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:1994
Publisher: Picot Press, Mendocino, CA
Page Count: 56
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 11"
ISBN: 0964239523

SUMMARY- This is the follow-up book to her "Picot Lace Innovative Beadwork: Book I". This is about beading to make faux tatting and not adding beads to tatting. There's an important difference there. This book expands on the lessons she gave in her first book, with new projects using the added techniques. 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.

You may think, "huh, all this book for just one pattern?" but your skepticism would be misplaced. The collar is complicated, and requires different motifs put together to complete it. It took a total of 45 graphics, in fact, just to map it out visually for her readers. I think it was worth the price of admission. I like Sandy Forrington's books.