Title: LACEWORK: Tatting Lace 100 Motifs Author/Designer: Emiko Kitao
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2012
Publisher: Asahi Original, Japan
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/2"
SUMMARY- There is a table of contents, but I don't read Japanese. There is the occasional English word thrown in, and the steps are in roman numerals - but the patterns themselves are all in Japanese. They are diagrammed, however, and that doesn't need to be translated! They are all very tiny motifs and very engaging. An experienced tatter will be able to figure out most of the patterns from the excellent photos and diagrams. Along with a very nicely done alphabet and numerals, there are a tiny dimple heart, shamrock, daisies, bouquet, tulip, butterflies with open and closed wings, clamshell, turtles, crabs, fishies, caterpillars, ladybug, ant, fly, 7 edgings, the 4 card suits, 3 hearts, 2 bows, group of floating balloons, Eiffel Tower, seagull, jellyfish, starfish, octopus, sun, umbrella, flipflops, bikini, snowflake, angels, candle, holly sprapy with berries, snowman, mittens, stockings, Christmas tree, 3 elephants, 2 birds, 2 pandas, bunny, weiner dogs, squirrel, 2 cats, rose, another shamrock, flower, violet, another rose, 2 more flowers, 3 trees?, 9 fruits and vegetables, and 7 more edgings. All of the tiny motifs would be suitable for placing on cards or stationery.
A member of my guild had brought in a copy of this book, inciting envy in all, but at over $40, it took awhile for me to put enough together to buy a copy of my own. I still think it was worth the money.
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