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  • Abbreviations
  • Authors' Note
  • Front Side / Backside
  • Thread Loops
  • Filament Loops
  • No Knot
  • Motif 1-4
  • Self-Closing Mock Ring: Motif 5-10,
    SCMR Butterflies Round
  • Edgings: 1-7
  • Collars:
    1st SCMR Collar
    3 Ring collar
    SCMR Collar
    Multiple SCMRs Collar
    SCMR w/ Multiple Rings Collar
    Butterfly Collar
    SCMR Trefoil Collar
    Chain Around SCMR Collar
    Chain Around Leaf Collar
  • SCMR Motifs w/ Chain Point:
    1-Ring Point
    3-Ring Point
    2-Ring Point on SCMR Point
    3-Ring Point on SCMR Point
    6-Ring Point
  • Split Ring Tatting:
    Split Ring Collar
    Multiple Split Ring Collar
    Split Ring Motif 1-4
  • Ring on Rings on Rings:
    Da Udder Butterfly
  • Making Multiple Rings:
    Multiple SCMRs 5-point Motif
  • Pearl Tatting
  • Pearl Tatting SCMR:
    Pearl SCMR Motif
  • Other Considerations of Tatting

Title: Tatting the Self-Closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design
Author/Designer: Gary and Randy Houtz, The Shuttle Brothers
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2008
Publisher: Self, Bayfield, CO
Page Count: 72
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This is a project book centered around the advanced technique 'Self-closing Mock Ring(SCMR)' - effectively the technique used in needle tatting to make the rings. Instructions are well broken down and supported with lots of illustrations and patterns to practice with. You get a fairly clear black-and-white picture of each sample with diagrams, and pattern instruction are well broken down and in symbolic notation. You can do some surprising things with SCMR, and they provide some solid designs that illustrate this very well. The pearl tatting tutorial in the back is a great bonus. I was really happy I bought this book.

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