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  • Terms and Notation
  • Sunflower
  • Sunflower Edging
  • vintage Rose & Leaf
  • Daisy
  • Six Petal Flower
  • Circle Flower & Table Mat
  • Tatted Table Cloth
  • Designing A Round Tablecloth
  • Tatted Wine Glass Marker
  • Three Flowers Heart
  • Tiny Beaded Heart
  • Clovers Heart
  • Heart Sachet
  • Pearl Butterfly
  • Heart Photo Frame
  • Square Photo Frame
  • Tatted Bedspread
  • Antique Edgings and Insertion
  • Shell Edging
  • Shell Scarf or Table Runner
  • Pantry Shelf Vintage Lace
  • Ribbon & Flowers Lace
  • Ribbon & Flowers Lace Corner
  • Eight Split Ring Flower
  • Small Five Point Flower

Title: Shabby Chic Tatting
Author/Designer: Rozella Florence Linden(aka Ruth Perry)
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2014
Publisher: Linden Publishing, Lebanon, OH
Page Count: 58
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x7"
ISBN: 9781501068713

SUMMARY- This is a really cool potpourri of patterns. I especially like the Shell Scarf - reminds one of crochet shells only better! The pearl-studded butterfly pattern is in this book. 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.

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.