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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 1: Handkerchief Edging
  • 2: Tunic of Insertion strips
  • 3: Doily with Butterfly Edging(linen center)
  • 4: Round Motif for Tiled Runner
  • 5: Clover and Scallop Edging for Linen Center Doily
  • 6: Round Border Applique
  • 7: Diamond Border Applique
  • 8: Flower Tiled Mat with Edging
  • 9: Square linen Center Doily,
    Round Linen Center Doily with Hairpin Lace
  • 10: Insertion Strip Scarf
  • 11: Tiled Tablecloth(floral motif)
  • 12: Square Table Mat
  • 13: Linen center coaster
  • 14: "V" Yoke and Sleeve Ends
  • 15: Buttonhole Row Applique Edging
  • 16: (4)Handkerchief Edgings
  • 17: Square Doily with Dagged Edging
  • 18: Round Tablecloth Tile
  • 19: Square Tablecloth Tile
  • 20: Flower Applique
  • 21: Handkerchief Corners
  • 22: (2)Onion Ring motifs
  • 23: Narrow Collar
  • 24: Gold motif
  • 25: Ornate Linen Center Centerpiece
  • 26: Small Doily
  • 27: large Round Tile,
    Square Tile
  • 28: Drawstring Bag
  • 29: Table Runner Edging
  • 30: Very Large Centerpiece(no pattern given)
  • 31: Square Tile
  • 32: Jet Beaded Necklace
  • 33: Collar
  • 34: Necklace
  • 35: Drawstring Bag
  • 36: Collar
  • 37: Gold Evening Bag with beaded loop fringe
  • 38: Necklace
  • 39: Necklace

Title: SHUTTLE LACE: Tatting and Beads Tatting 1
Author/Designer: Mituko Ikuta
Format/Publication Date: HC:1994
Publisher: Japan Publications, Japan
Language: Japanese
Page Count: 99
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 4773994010

SUMMARY- The Ikuta books were very pricey, but I felt worth the price of admission. There's some serious eye candy in this one. She uses beads to accentuate the tatting, not hide it, and she uses them judiciously. She incorporates a LOT of different techniques, including zigzag stitch, block tatting, onion rings, split ring, placing beads in the center of rings, coilwork, and hairpin lace. The books are in Japanese, but there are diagrams for most of the patterns. This is not a book I'd hand to a novice except to provide a gallery of what they can aspire to, but an experienced tatter should be able to follow most of the diagrams.