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  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: simply tatting
    • 1.1 rings only
    • 1.2 rings & chains
    • 1.3 clovers
    • 1.4 flower scroll
    • 1.5 triangle
    • 1.6 square motif
    • 1.7 snowflake
    • 1.8 single chains
    • 1.9 joined chains
    • 1.10 all-in-one
  • PART TWO: tatting with beads
    • 2.1 just a border
    • 2.2 twofold fillet
    • 2.3 bracelet
    • 2.4 net of beads
    • 2.5 star motif
  • PART THREE: filigree motifs
    • 3.1 trefoil
    • 3.2 plant scrolls
  • PART FOUR: the techniques
  • farewell
  • glossary
  • bibliography

Title: Tatted Lace of Beads: The Techniques of Beanile Lace
Author/Designer: Nina Libin
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1998
Publisher: Lacis Publications, Berkeley, CA
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0916896935

SUMMARY- Mrs. Libin has a distinctive style all her own. "Beanile Lace" is short for "Beadwork by Nina Libin". You get beautiful color photography throughout of each finished project, and written instructions that look easy to follow(no diagrams). I've been warned that there are frustrating mistakes in the written instructions, but have not had time to experiment with the book and find out for myself. Maybe the mistakes have been corrected for the CD(only format currently available new as of this writing(May 2012))?

Nina Libin also put out a great newsletter: "LACE OF BEADS"

Ms. Libin has a website where you can buy books, supplies and kits: