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This image was scanned from my private collection

(I borrowed the translated table from the Lacis reprint)

  • Projects:
    • Doilies
    • Cushions
    • Placemats
    • Doilies with Beads
  • Tatting Basics
  • Motifs and Edgings
  • Projects:
    • Piano Cover
    • Tablecloth
    • Handbags
    • Shawls
  • Symbols
  • Instructions for Projects
  • Edgings:
    • Putting Edgings to Use
    • Use Edgings to Enhance Everyday Items
  • Accessories:
    • Turn Motifs Into Accessories
    • Collars, Ties and Bags
  • Instructions for Projects
  • Teiko Fujito
  • Publisher's Notes

Title: Do It Yourself Tatting 13
Author/Designer: Teiko Fujito
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1978
Publisher: Nihon Vogue, Ltd., Japan
Page Count: 100
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: ???

SUMMARY- I bought this book used off e-bay. It was described as a crochet book - but it was the same cover as one of the Teiko Fujito books, so I took a chance. It is the original Japanese book that later got translated and republished by Lacis Publications under the title Tatted Fashion. There are a wealth of very original motifs, some gorgeous doilies - and did I mention all the really striking motifs? - oh! And edgings, tons of lovely edgings! She gives motifs to use covering evening bags and to make elegant stoles. She uses the doilies as pillow covers. The color photography is stunning. Her illustrations are crystal clear - and useful. Her patterns are diagrammed. The reprint is still available from Lacis.

Note from Leigh: The copyright mark is succeeded with the name "T. Seto" on the back of the book. I didn't know if this was a pen name, her maiden name, or the publisher. So I did what any intelligent person who doesn't have contacts in Japan would do. I asked Georgia! Georgia Seitz had a friend in Japan who was able to do some sleuthing. "T. Seto" is Mr. Tadanobu Seto, the former president of NihonVogue. I bought what I thought was a cro-tatting book from the same time period with the same copyright mark, and wasn't sure if that book wasn't also a Fujito book I had not been aware of. This turned out not to be the case. (It was one of Toshiko Takashima's hook tatting books). Thank you, Georgia and Mr. Tazaki, for clearing up the mystery!