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  • Terms and Notation
    Butterfly for tatters who have mastered Rings, Chains and Joins
    Easy Butterfly Wings & the Shoe Lace Trick
    Easy Butterfly Body
    Intermediate Tatted Butterfly with Split Rings
    Wings- Mock Single Shuttle Split Ring
    Butterfly Body with Twisted Cord Picots
    Advanced Tatted Butterfly with Single Shuttle Split Rings
    Mariposa Salerosa Celticus
    Butterfly For Hope
    Advanced Techniques
    Tatted Mock Hairpin Lace
    Measured Picots Using a Picot Gauge
    Balanced Double Stitch

Title: Tatted Hair Pin Lace Butterflies
Author/Designer: Rozella F. Linden(aka Ruth Perry)
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2010
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Lebanon, OH
Page Count: 26
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781500713348

SUMMARY- Rozella Linden is a design genius. There, I've said, and I'll fight anyone who dares to say differently. If you think I'm wrong, I have irrefutable evidence - the Balanced Double Stitch. It is necessary to read her small essay on it to be convinced. That alone is worth the price of admission. Oh, and the butterfly patterns are of course gorgeous - maybe the best I've ever seen. This has instantly become my favorite butterfly book. Thank you, Ruth!

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.