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2001 EDITION: This image was scanned from my private collection

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
2016 EDITION: This image was scanned from my private collection


  • Forward
  • Abbreviations
  • Pattern Legend(2016revised)
  • Needle Tatters- Two Ways to do Joins(2016revised)
  • Jelly Bean(Kendra Goodnow,2016revised)
  • Butterflies(Dee Powell)
  • American Flag(Dee Powell)
  • Candle(Dee Powell)
  • Hearts(Dee Powell)
  • Hugs and Kisses(Dee Powell)
  • Cross(Dee Powell)
  • Wedding or Anniversary Cross(Dee Powell)
  • Double O Cross(Dee Powell)
  • Santa Fe Cross(Pam McCormack)
  • Cupid's Arrow(Dee Powell)
  • Flower Bookmark(Jill Hanna)
  • Garden Cross(Sandy Scales)
  • Wave Bookmark(Sandy Scales)
  • Elva's Cross(Elva Harris)
  • Beginner's Choice Cross(Barbara Foster)
  • Heritage Cross(Dee Powell)

Title: Tatted Bookmarks: 16 Designs for all skill levels
Edited by: Barbara Foster
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2001,2016revised
Publisher: Handy Hands, Inc., Paxton, IL
Page Count: 24 / 28(2016revised)
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1883432103

SUMMARY- For the 2001 original edition: I've put the designer of each pattern in parentheses in the Table of Contents. Most of these patterns come from Dee Powell, and there are some really terrific and clever designs here. I especially liked the American Flag, and the Hugs and Kisses bookmarks. Patterns have written instructions, but no diagrams. Instructions are well broken down and easy to follow. Patterns are rated as to difficulty. Half of them are crosses, so if you don't have a lot of bible readers in your social circles, it may be less useful to you, but I think the one's that aren't crosses would be appealing enough to you to be worth your while anyway.

The 2016 revised edition has all the same patterns plus a cute Jelly Bean Bookmark by Kendra Goodnow. I've put additional material in italics in the Table of Contents. They've added better photographs of the samples, diagrams to go along with the written instructions, and a nice tutorial page on how needle tatters can do joins. The diagrams may be worth the price of readmission if you have trouble with English, or simply prefer to tat from diagrams. If you don't have this book yet, I recommend it. It has a great collection of seventeen(17) bookmarks that anyone would be happy to get. Again, half of them are crosses, so your mileage may vary. One small note: they managed to spell "Dee Powell" as "Dee Powel" a couple of times. As someone who often gets names wrong, that jumped out at me. It's not a big deal - unless you're Dee Powell.