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Title: Igne Oya Accessory
Author/Designer: Kou Nanami
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2012
Publisher: Bunka Publishing Bureau, Japan
Page Count: 95
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 9784579114092

SUMMARY- This is NOT a tatting book. It has a similar cover to the book she did that added Oya techniques to tatting. The small 3D flowers and berries are cheerful and attractive. The young model they used got the attractive part, but forgot her cheerful. She looked like she'd rather be anywhere but there in every single photo of her! Despite that, the technique looks very interesting - like fine netting or mignonette and makes up into quite a wide variety of motifs. Without an English translation, I believe it would be extremely difficult to learn the technique from this book, even given the generous number of photo illustrations. She doesn't start at the beginning of a motif, but in the middle, as her step one - so I start off lost. I'll be very interested to see what she does with this combined with tatting.