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  • Abbreviations
  • Additional Instructions
    • Celtic Bookmark
    • Jean Bookmark
    • Lois Bookmark
    • Swirly Celtic Motif
    • Celtic Motif
    • Ring Around the Rosei Motif
    • Pearl Edging
    • Peony Edging
    • Trefoil Hen and Chicks
    • Loopy Necklace
    • Beaded Ladder Choker
    • Trefoil Necklace
    • Simple Cross
    • Dragonfly
    • Christmas Wreath
  • Acknowledgments
  • Font Credits
  • Meet the Author
  • Notes
  • More Notes

Title: The Psychadelic Shuttle
Author/Designer: Samantha Melnychuk
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2002
Publisher: Self, Canada
Page Count: 56
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Miss Melnychuk published this book when she was going to university. The instructions are well executed. They are well broken down for easy reading and follow standard symbolic notation - as well as having a clear diagram of each pattern. The photos are terrible - very grainy and impossible to see what they really look like in most of images even if you squint. I really loved her first book, and I'm always looking for dragonfly patterns, so this one seemed like a no brainer. I was mildly disappointed with this one, mostly because I have no idea what some of the samples actually look like. She adds a large number of blank pages and "Notes" pages to her books, which I find interesting and potentially helpful. It's not a feature I see a lot of and maybe it should be standard with all tatting books. I mostly just fill up my books with sticky notes to remind myself of tricky bits and variations I chose, as well as sizes of thread/bead etc for specific projects. Ms. Melnychuk's way offers a permanent personalized record to be created for the edification of future owners.