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  • Chapter 1: Sewing
  • Chapter 2: Embroidery
  • Chapter 3: Quilting
  • Chapter 4: Smocking
  • Chapter 5: Needlepoint
  • Chapter 6: Rug Making
  • Chapter 7: Knitting
  • Chapter 8: Crochet
  • Chapter 9: Tatting and Netting
  • Chapter 10: Macramé
  • Chapter 11: Hand Weaving
  • Chapter 12: Sewing for the Home
  • Chapter 13: Machine Embroidery
  • Chapter 14: Mending and Care
  • Chapter 15: Gifts to Make

Title: Good Housekeeping New Complete Book of Needlecraft
Author/Designer: Vera P. Guild
Format/Publication Date: HC:1959,1971
Publisher: The Hearst Corporation, NY
Page Count: 548
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0878510028

SUMMARY- There are only about 11 pages of tatting, three of which are taken up with a photo-illustrated lesson in the slip-n-slide method of tatting. Then you get a lovely group of patterns: Baby cap, eight(8) edgings, 36" square luncheon cloth, baby bootees, and one 11 1/2" doily. Ms. Guild uses traditional written notation for her instructions, and does not break them down much. Patterns are fairly traditional but well chosen and have good eye appeal. I wouldn't buy this book for the tatting alone, but there is a great wealth of other topics covered and I enjoyed brousing through the book to get a feel for disciplines I hadn't tried yet. Your mileage, of course, may vary.