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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • EMBROIDERY:
    • Counted Thread Embroidery
    • Cross Stitch Embroidery
    • Assisi Embroidery
    • Canvas Embroidery
    • Kelim Embroidery
    • Florentine (Bargello)
    • Satin Stitch and Laid Stitch
    • Hardanger Embroidery
    • Hemstitch
    • Threaded Backstitch
    • A Jour (drawn fabric) Embroidery
    • Filet and Tulle Embroidery
    • Embroidery Following Pattern
    • Free-style Embroidery
    • Yugoslavian and Hungarian Embroidery
    • Shadow Embroidery
    • Broderie Anglaise
    • Cutwork
    • Smocking
  • CROCHET:
    • Correct Relationship Between Hook and Yarn
    • Start of Working Crochet
    • Basic Stitches
    • Picot Edgings
    • Shaping of Crochet Work
    • Tunisian (Afghan), Irish and 'American' Crochet
    • Lattice Loop Crochet
    • Loop Stitch Crochet
    • Various Stitches and Patterns
    • Crochet with Beads
    • Hairpin Crochet
    • Looping
    • Instructions for Crochet Models
  • KNITTING:
    • Basic Methods
    • Choosing the Needles and Yarn
    • Casting On
    • Plain and Purl
    • Fabric Care Chart
    • JOining, Turning and Edging
    • Needle Gauge
    • Ribbing
    • Brioche Knitting
    • Buttonholes
    • Lacy Patterns and Scalloped Edge
    • Various Knitting Patterns
    • Multi-Colour Weaving
    • Casting Off
    • Dropped Stitches
    • Increasing
    • Decreasing
    • Neckbands
    • Collar Edgings
    • The Knitted Pocket
    • Diagonal Knitting
    • Tubular Knitting
    • Making Up
    • Socks
    • Mittens
    • Knitting With a Circular Needle
    • Fancy Knitting
    • Instructions for Knitting Patterns
  • TATTING:
    • Tool and Materials
    • Guiding the Thread
    • Technique
  • WEAVING:
    • The Material
    • Preparation
    • Weaving Process
    • Extension of the Weft Yarn
    • Multi-Colour Weaving
    • Fabric Patterns
    • Weaving with a Pick-Up Stick
    • Knotted Fabric
    • Ribbon or Band Weaving with the Shaft or Harness
    • Tapestry Weaving
  • RUG KNOTTING:
    • Materials and Tools
    • Knotting Pattern
    • Smyrna Technique
    • Finnen and Rya Knotting Technique
    • Finishing the Rug
  • APPLIQUÉ:
    • Design and Cutting Out
    • Appliqué Work
    • Openwork Appliqué
    • Appliqué in Reserve Technique
    • Layered Appliqué
    • Appliqué in Cut-work technique
    • Fabric Inlay
    • Indian Appliqué
    • Oriental Appliqué
    • Split Appliqué
    • Appliqué in Filigree Technique
  • PATCHWORK:
    • Material and Pattern Design
    • Technique
    • Patchwork with Sewing Machine
    • Patchwork with Appliqu´ Technique
    • Irish Patchwork
    • French Patchwork
    • Italian Patchwork
  • DECORATIVE MACHINE STITCHING:
    • Tucks
    • Fine Cording
    • Cord Piping
    • Bold Corded Piping
    • Stitching in Appliqué
    • Monogramming
    • Quilting
  • MACRAMÉ:
    • Materials
    • Technique
  • VARIOUS HANDICRAFT TECHNIQUES:
    • Knitting with accessories
    • Braiding on a nail board
    • Rosettes on a loom
    • Unusual crochet techniques
    • Interwoven stitches
    • Raised appliqué
    • Pile embroidery
    • Bead embroidery
    • Fringes, tassels and pompons
    • Weaving with textile materials
  • FINISHING, IRONING, MAKING UP, PRACTICAL HINTS:
    • Embroidery
    • Knitted and crochet work
    • Knotted work
    • Woven work
    • Patchwork
    • Appliqué
    • Decorative stitching
    • Tatting
    • Macramé
    • Sewing methods
    • Dividing an area
    • American equivalent tables of yarns, hooks and stitch names
  • INDEX

Title: The Reinhold Book of Needlecraft
Author/Designer: Jutta Lammèr
Format/Publication Date: HC:1973
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, NY
Page Count: 296
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 7"
ISBN: 0442246714

SUMMARY- The tatting chapter in this one is fairly short. It has good basic illustrations for the obligatory tutorial, and it looks like a variant of the Slip'n Slide method to me. You get black-and-white pictures of several doilies and a table mat, but working instructions for only one of the doilies and the table mat. There are no small motifs or edgings to practice on if you're a novice, and I don't feel the basic instructions are detailed enough to learn from, so this one is a bust if you're only wishing to learn tatting, or are looking for more patterns for your library. On the other hand, you get great black-and-white photos throughout the book of a wide variety of disciplines, with a judicious sprinkling of color photos throughout. It was fun to browse.

This edition was translated from the original 1971 German edition published by Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg.