Title: LACEWORK: Tatting Lace Accessories Author/Designer: Emiko Kitao
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2014
Publisher: Asahi Original, Japan
Page Count: 64
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/4"
SUMMARY- Emiko Kitao is my favorite Japanese designer. The table of contents is in her native language, so I was unable to provide this. unfortunately, there is no English translation of Ms. Kitao's books(as of this writing(Aug. 2014). 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 small motifs and very engaging - tons of 3D work in this. An experienced tatter will be able to figure out most of the patterns from the excellent photos and diagrams. She gives another alphabet that looks like letters in outline with silver beads filling spaces between the lines. It's really stunning and very different from any other monogram set I've seen.
Ms. Kitao's work is really worth pursuing if you like small motifs and can read modern diagrams.
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