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  • Introduction
  • Reading the Instuctions
    • Edgings and Corners
    • Braids and Strips
    • Composite Designs
    • Individual Designs and Fragments
  • Further Reading
  • Suppliers
  • Index

Title: Tatting Patterns
Author/Designer: Mary Konior
Format/Publication Date: HC:1989
Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, UK
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0852198000

SUMMARY- I paid a lot more for this book than I would ordinarily for any tatting book, and not as much as I should have. When you can find this one, it typically goes for $170 or more(as of 2014). There are excellent reasons for this. She was a genius at design. Pick up a copy of her easier to find "Tatting With Visual Patterns" and you'll understand immediately what I'm talking about. This book uses an older notation("ds" instead of a number, "p" instead of "-") but isn't hard to follow. The patterns in this book look simpler and there are fewer of them than her other books, but there are still some great gems here. I enjoy her writing style and find her designs inspiring. There is never anything dull about Mary Konior's work. I feel fortunate to have found a copy of this book. (Thank you, Stephanie!)

Judith Connors wrote a small biographic piece for Craftree.