Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
This image was scanned from my private collection

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Tools and Supplies
  • Threads
  • Beads & Charms
  • Finishing & Presentation
  • Hiding Ends
  • Design Level of Difficulty
  • Sand Dollar Earring
  • Teardrop Earring
  • Serendipity Spiral
  • Paisley Earring
  • Spiral Earring
  • vintage Motif Earring
  • Beaded Christmas Tree
  • Tiny Heart
  • Three Snowflake Earrings
  • Three Flower Earrings
  • Donut Bead Earrings
  • Butterfly Earring
  • Paperclip Butterfly
  • Daisy Chain Jewelry
  • Tatted Charm
  • Pirates Booty Jewelry
  • Celtic Knot Red Hat
  • Celtic Funky Chicken
  • Celtic Knot Moon
  • Celtic Star
  • Celtic Three Ring Wreath
  • Terms and Notation

Title: Tatted Earrings & More
Author/Designer: Rozella Florence Linden(aka Ruth Perry)
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2016
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Lebanon, OH
Page Count: 58
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x7"
ISBN: 9781532753954

SUMMARY- Photography is clear enough you can count stitches if needed, and she uses them to double for her diagrams. Her instructions are very well broken down, in larger print and easy to read. I'm a fan of Ms. Perry's work, and always look eagerly for her newest book. This one is all small motifs that can be used in jewelry(hence the title). Her Celtic knot designs are always superb - and while I love her Celtic Knot Moon, it's the Celtic Funky Chicken that is the "must make" for me. This is a lovely collection, and not outside the abilities of someone with a solid grasp of the basics and a willingness to try new techniques.

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

FIRSTLY:
Mrs. Perry has a new website: https://tatting.wordpress.com/

SECONDLY:
"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."

THIRDLY:
"I revised by self-published books so that they would be available in print when I can no longer do the self-publishing. I added patterns, corrected misprints, and added/improved photos where necessary to make the books more complete and easier to understand.

I am currently working on putting as many of my patterns into book collections as I can so that the Patterns will always be available.