Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
®2014 revised edition

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
®2003 First Edition
These images were scanned from my private collection

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Black Widow Spider
  • (Small)Spider & a Fly
  • Celtic Knot Pumpkin
  • Celtic Knot Owl
  • (Celtic Knot Bat)
  • (Baby Bat)
  • (BDS Balanced Double Stitch)
  • (Beaded Double Core Reversed Ring)

Title: Things That Go "Tat" In the Night
Author/Designer: Rozella F. Linden
Format/Publication Date: SprlBnd:2003, TPB:2014revised
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Lebanon, OH
Page Count: 10 plus 16 pages for revised edition
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781500586089

SUMMARY- Celtic knotwork combined with Halloween? I am so there. There aren't many patterns here, but what you get are extremely cool! They definitely aren't beginner patterns - but they certainly encourage me to improve! I had already bought the original spiralbound edition several years ago, so I had mixed feelings rebuying the same book but just two patterns. I still feel this one was worth it! She got rid of the comb, and that was an improvement all by itself.

The revised edition of this book has a celtic bat that is quite striking - and a technique for straightening/controlling the curve of a chain without compromising the hand of the work(without making it look limp or ruffled). If all you have is the older version, the new one is worth the price of admission. Not many designers can say they've added an important new technique to the tatter's repertoire. I was quite happy to pick up the revised edition of this book, and will happily recommend it to anyone whether you already have the original or not.

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.