Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
®2014 Revised Edition cover

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
®2007 First Edition Cover
(These images were scanned from my private collection)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Terms and Notation
  • FLOWERS:
    • Flower Photographs
    • Hanging Cluny Flower
    • Bead Centered Flower
    • Bead Centered Flower Diagram (Beaded Double Core Reversed Ring)
    • Tatted Bead Gauge
    • Five Petal Flower
  • BUTTERFLIES & BUGS:
    • Butterfly Photographs
    • Simple Butterflies
    • Beaded Body Butterfly
    • Butterfly Wings
    • Tiny Dragonfly
    • Celtic Butterfly
    • Celtic Knot Butterfly
    • Celtic Knot Weave Diagram(s)
    • Magic Butterflies
    • Celtic Butterfly Wing(s)
    • Variegated Butterfly
    • Magic Butterfly Body
    • More Butterfly Wings
    • (Impossible Butterfly)
    • Celtic Ladybug
    • Hanging Cluny Instructions

Title: Tatted Butterfly Garden
Author/Designer: Rozella F. Linden(Ruth Perry)
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2007, 2014revised
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Miamisburg, OH
Page Count: 28plus four more pages to the revised edition
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Added content to the Table of Contents is given in (parenthesis) for the revised 2014 edition of this book. I really love Ms. Perry's work - I think she's genius at design. So it was with an unusual combination of annoyance and delight that I ordered this revised edition as well as the revised Things That Go "Tat" In the Night. I got my hopes up that she would fix things like the photography(didn't) and that there would be quite a few more patterns to compensate those of us who had bought the original edition(there weren't). If you are new to Ms. Perry's work, then you will be delighted with the revised book. If you already have the original edition, I might give this one a pass. The print quality on the photos did not turn out well - and she used a lot of yellow in her samples, which doesn't contrast enough from the white of the page to suggest any definition at all. However, she gives good diagrams and the instructions are broken down and easy to read - and there are some very pretty designs. I was happy to have bought the book the first time round - but a little disappointed with the second round. I would have preferred her to have done a "volume 2" instead...

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.