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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • The History of Tatting
  • Abbreviations
  • Materials
  • Holly Wreath(Betty Mestrovich)
  • Snowflake Mine(Florence Anthony)
  • Pineapple Doily(Nellie Becker)
  • Beaded Snowflake(Betty Mestrovich)
  • Easy (3D)Bell(Bev Dillon)
  • Christmas Ball(Monica Hahn)
  • Star With Six Points(Monica Hahn)
  • Necklace/Earrings #7(Rebekah Hollenbaugh)
  • Necklace #2(Rebekah Hollenbaugh)
  • Collar #12(Rebekah Hollenbaugh)
  • Collar #21(Rebekah Hollenbaugh)

Title: Tatting Special: Christmas Tatting
Author/Designer: see Table of Contents
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1991
Publisher: House of White Birches, Berne, IN
Page Count: 16
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This is a nice small collection of holiday patterns created by a variety of designers(Florence Anthony, Nellie Becker, Bev Dillon, Monica Hahn, Rebekah Hollenbaugh, and Betty Mestrovich). I put their names in parentheses next to their projects in the Table of Contents for those people hunting down the work of specific designers. The photos are good(black-and-white), the instructions are very well broken down and easy to read, and they're printed on better quality paper than usual for a House of White Birches(who used to be Tower Press) publication. My favorite was Nellie Becker's Pineapple Doily, but Rebekah Hollenbaugh's exquisite Collar #21 came in a close second. This is a small collection - only eleven(11) patterns, but I think every one of them is a gem.