Title: Fun Tatting Lace Author/Designer: Chiko Sugimoto
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2016
Publisher: Gakken, Japan
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/4"
SUMMARY- Tatting instructions are in Japanese, but the patterns are also written in a symbolic hybrid notation with English lettering, as well as providing clear diagrams - she left nothing to chance. There are some picture tutorials for the techniques she uses in the book, but they are written in Japanese, so I couldn't always get what she was trying to relay. You get a picture gallery of the work in the first half of the book, and the patterns in the last half, with a smaller picture of the sample for reference. Other than the gorgeous butterfly on the cover, you get a variety of paisley-like leaf forms and flowers, a heart, and rosettes and block tatting for 3D forms.
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