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Title: Tatting Lace
Author/Designer: Emiko Kitao
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2018
Publisher: Asahi Original, Japan
Page Count: 64
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: 9784021908330

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(January 2018). There is the occasional English word thrown in, and the steps are in English numerals - but the patterns themselves are all in Japanese. They are diagrammed, however, and that doesn't need to be translated! An experienced tatter will be able to figure out most of the patterns from the excellent photos and diagrams.

I'm not sure I can emphasize enough what an amazing talent Ms. Kitao has for tatting design. You get another set of widely varying motifs presented in her beautifully done samples and diagrams.

Ms. Kitao's other work is really worth pursuing if you like small motifs and can read modern diagrams.