Title: Frivolité No. 80 Author/Designer: Frau M. Kuhn-Gretener
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1970?
Publisher: Lang & Cie., Canada(?)
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
SUMMARY- I snag foreign tatting publications when I can out of curiosity to see where tatting has gone in other countries. This book clearly comes out of the experimental'60's and '70's based on the clothing of the models, the colors chosen(like that awful burnt orange I remember so well from my childhood), and the use of macrame rope in several of the designs given in this booklet. Lang manufactured macrame rope as well as crochet thread, so this was a natural and hopeful extension for them. There is a very large round catch-all style purse, and a simple row pattern used to make a bedspread, curtains and tablecloth(in the afformentioned burnt orange!). It is written side-by-side written notation in German and French. You get a handful of towel edgings, a luncheon set, and table runner as well as a few jewelry sets in sparkly crochet thread. My favorite pattern is a medallion used to make a deeply fringed evening wrap. I like experimenting with heavier thread and cording, so this was a great find for me!
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