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  • Reverse
  • Turn
  • Needle Tatting Tools
  • Weaver's Knot
  • Double Stitch
  • Reading a Pattern Descriptive
  • Abbreviations
  • Shoe Lace Trick
  • Lock Stitch
  • Tatting a Ring
  • Moving on with a Chain
  • Mock Picot
  • Lock stitch and Locking Joins
  • Moving on with a Ring
  • Opening a closed ring
  • Hiding Ends
  • Practice Patterns
  • Practice Patterns:
    • Rever-C Chain
    • Snakes As Ladders
    • Hens and Chicks Edging
    • Butterflies(no pictures)
    • Linked Ring Bookmark
    • Drunkard's Path Edging
    • Canadian Sugar Maple Leaf(diagram only)
  • Index
  • Notes

Title: True Ring Needle Tatting
Author/Designer: Gale Marshall
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2004
Publisher: Self, Ontario, Canada
Page Count: 51
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: 0973690127

SUMMARY- The instructions are clearly written and she is very generous with the illustrations. I believe someone could learn to needle tat using this booklet. My one complaint is she left out a photo of the maple leaf made up! I'm a sucker for leaf patterns of any sort, so was quite happy to have picked up this little booklet just for that, but her other patterns, while simple enough for a beginner, are also attractive. I'm giving this one a thumbs up.

Ms. Marshall has an on-line supply shop: