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  • Introduction
  • Equipment needed for tatting
  • Basic Tatting Instructions
  • Diagram for six-sided blocking
  • Part One- Just Rings
  • Tatted Earrings
  • Star Suncatcher
  • Ice Crystal
  • Part Two- Easy Chains
  • Flower with One Picot In the Center
  • Small Rosette
  • Small Snowflakes and Flowers
  • Large Rosette
  • Small Heart Edging or Insertion
  • Large Heart
  • Five-Inch Snowflake
  • Tatted Flower Pin
  • Snowflake Ornament
  • Lacy Square
  • Circle-in-a-Square
  • Fancy Snowflake
  • 8-Inch Doily
  • Necklace
  • Oval Doily
  • Lacy Table Mat
  • Flying Disc Doily

Title: Easy Tatting
Author/Designer: Rozella F. Linden
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0486299864

SUMMARY- I judge tatting instructions in large part by how far they are broken down and how many illustrations are with them - I wouldn't try to learn tatting from this book alone. But there are some really lovely(and simple) patterns here that would be very appealing and manageable for a new tatter.

I got a lovely e-mail from Ruth, and permission to pass information on from it(Thank you, Ruth!):

Mrs. Perry has a new website:

"My pen name, Rozella Florence Linden, was chosen because I did not want to publish a book with my x husband's last name. It is my grandmother's first name, my mother's middle name and my sister's favorite tree. Both of my grandmothers tatted, and my sister and I learned from our mother. For my first 20 years or so everyone I knew who tatted was in my family, or had been taught by someone in my family. Tatting was a "lost art" and almost no one knew how to do it.

I had promised my grandmother that I would not let the art of tatting disappear. I think I have done my part, but back in the 1950s when I learned there were NO tatting books available, just a few booklets fromt he thread companies and pattern in Workbasket. Patterns were passed down from person to person, and many tatters just kept a notebook of what they knew how to tat. I tried to find a tatting book through the library loan program at my local public library and was told there were NO books on tatting available anywhere. Things have changed, and I truly enjoy seeing all the many wonderful books available today. I have tried to encourage new designers, and new tatters."