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  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreward by Michael Mescher
  • CHAPTER I: Early Tatting History
  • CHAPTER II: Tatting Pioneers and Authors
  • CHAPTER II: Tatting Tools and Materials
  • CHAPTER IV: Tatting Needles: Historic and Modern
  • CHAPTER V: Nineteenth Century Tatting, Techniques, and Design Elements
  • CHAPTER VI: Uses for Tatting
  • CHAPTER VII: Learning Tatting
  • CHAPTER VII: Patterns from the Nineteenth Century
  • CHAPTER IX: Tatting in Nineteenth Century Literature
  • CHAPTER X: tips for Tatting Within a Living History Impression
  • CHAPTER XI: Sources for Tatting Supplies
  • CHAPTER XII: Patents for Tatting
  • Bibliography and Suggested Reading

Title: Flitting Fingers: Tatting in the Nineteenth Century
Author/Designer: Virginia Mescher
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2002
Publisher: Vintage Volumes, Burke, VA
Page Count: 110
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This isn't really a pattern book - though it has some antique patterns(in original form). Instead it is a very well researched and fascinating book about the history and development of tatting. I highly recommend this book if you geek out like I do over peeks at the generations of tatters who came before.