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  • Through the Centuries
  • Equipment for Tatting
  • Terms Used in Tatting
  • Method of Working Tatting
  • Edgings and Medallions for Beginners
  • Handkerchief Edgings and Corners
  • Edgings for Embroideries
  • Borders for Place Mats and Tray Cloths
  • Various Shaped Doyleys
  • Mats for All Occasions
  • Linen, Satin and All-lace Dressing Table Sets
  • Sets of Table Mats
  • Two Hostess Sets
  • Tea Cosy Mounted on Satin
  • Cloths for Three Occasions
  • Brittany's Bonnet
  • Fan Quilt Edging
  • Needle Tatting Double Stitch

Title: Every Woman's Complete Guide To Tatting
Author/Designer: Norma Benporath(1952), edited by Barbara Foster
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: Handy Hands, Paxton, IL
Page Count: 176
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7"
ISBN: 1-883432-02-2

SUMMARY- This book is a reproduction of the 1952 book that came from Australia, written by Norma Benporath, with revisions and a baby bonnet pattern added by Barbara Foster(for needle tatters). This book was meant as an introductory book for beginners. Patterns are written but a little different from standard. All photos are black-and-white, and often too small to see the detail necessary for the photo to be helpful in figuring out the pattern if there are questions. It has a really nice variety of patterns and the needle tatting instructions are a great additional bonus. I don't have a copy of the original book - was thankful to Ms. Foster for bringing it back into circulation!