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Title: Tatting Lace: Classical Accessory
Author/Designer: Hiroko Nakano
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2019
Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publishing, Japan
Language: Japanese
Page Count: 64
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: 9784021908538

SUMMARY- The table of contents is in his native language, so I was unable to provide this. Unfortunately, there is no English translation(as of this writing(July 2019). 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.

This isn't an Emiko Kitao book - I assumed this because all the "Applemints" books I've bought so far have been. This is still the usual high quality we've come to expect from the Japanese designers. He has a lot of stiff competition. I felt this was a great first showing, and look forward to seeing more from this new designer.

Patterns(to the best of my ability to describe them): 8 medallion earring sets, 2 tasseled earring sets, 4 bracelets, 1 horseshoe earring set with dangling bead, 3 brooch, necklace and 7 earring sets, 2 medallion for choker and matching earrings.