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  • Thread Comparison Chart
  • Definitions of Abbreviations
  • Materials Needed
  • Ring and Thread Method
  • Picot
  • Note: How to Count Picots
  • Making a Ring (Ring & Thread)
  • Starting a Second Ring (Ring & Thread)
  • Joining
  • Note: Joining Rounds or Rows
  • Tip: Sizing a Picots
  • Tip: Counting
  • What is Ring & Thread Tatting
  • Adding Thread (Ring & Thread)
  • Hiding and Trimming the Tails
  • Bookmark or Towel Pattern
  • Note Card Pattern
  • Needle Sizes for Thread
  • Hanky Edging
  • Large Butterfly Pattern
  • Note Card
  • Small Butterfly Pattern
  • Ring & Chain Method
  • Making a Ring(Ring & Chain)
  • Note: Correcting Mistakes
  • Reversing
  • Note: Ring Formed (Ring & Chain)
  • Tying a Knot
  • Tip: Finding the Right & Wrong Side
  • Making a Chain
  • Note: Working a Ring vs. Working Chain
  • Note: Tying a Knot
  • Adding a Thread(Ring & Chain)
  • Two-Color Tatting
  • Josephine Stitch
  • Left-Hand Double Stitch
  • Collar or Doily Edging Pattern
  • Pillowcase Edging Pattern
  • Medallion and Holly Pattern

Title: Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step
Author/Designer: Barbara Foster
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1998
Publisher: Handy Hands iNc., Paxton, IL
Page Count: 28
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1-883432-05-7

SUMMARY- Great color photos throughout. You should get the impression that this book does an excellent job of teaching the basics just from perusing the Table of Contents! If you want to learn needle tatting, I highly recommend this book.