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  • Introduction
  • Terms & Notation
  • Celtic Elm Leaf
  • Celtic Maple Leaf
  • Daffodil Leaf
  • Morning Glory Leaf
  • Poinsettia Flower & Leaf
  • Daffodil Flower
  • Iris flower
  • BDS- Balanced Double Stitch

Title: Celtic Tatted Leaves and Flowers
Author/Designer: Rozella Florence Linden(aka Ruth Perry)
Format/Publication Date: SprlBnd:2009, 2014revised
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Lebanon, OH
Page Count: 30
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- I'm completely enthralled by the intricacy of tatting applied to Celtic patterns, so this book was a must-have for me - and it's awesome! I'm keenly interested in her Balanced Double Stitch instructions - she developed it to solve the problem of curving in chains and rings.

She has done a revised version of this title since 2009 that is worth the investment.

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."

"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.