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  • About the Authors
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER I: Basic Instructions
    (Dottie's Fancy Hair Clip),
    (First Lullaby(little bag)),
    (Victoria's Tie Belt),
    (Beth's Sachet)
  • CHAPTER II: Making Long Picots
    (Dr. Allen's Little Fir Tree),
    (Small Round Venetian Doily),
    (Cathy's Little Picot Lace Hat),
    (Five Pointed Daisy Star),
    (Daisy Heart),
    (Marigold Motif),
    (Angel Daisy Tassel Ornament)
  • CHAPTER III: Increasing and Decreasing, Additional Stitches and Picots
    (Josie's Handkerchief with Josephine Knot Trim),
    (Minnie's Puffed Hot Pad),
    (Mesa Hot Pad),
    (The Picot Tree)
  • CHAPTER IV: Combining Jiffy Needle Tatting with Beads
    (JoAnn's Metallic Gold and Pearl Necklace, Earrings),
    (Little Christmas Wreath)
  • CHAPTER V: Using Two or More Colors
    (Two-color Marigold Coaster),
    (Four-leaf Clover Coaster)
  • CHAPTER VI: Combining Jiffy Needle Tatting with Other Needlework
    (Hydie's Treasure Bag),
    (Wagon Wheel Daisy),
    (Granny Square Daisy),
    (Daisy Butterfly Motif),
    (Knit Sweater with Tatting Inserts),
    (Diamond Lap Robe),
    (Betsy's Ponytail Holder),
    (Oval Placemat with Tatted Applique, Border)
  • CHAPTER VII: Converting Shuttle Patterns to Jiffy Needle Tatting
    (Shuttle Pearl Beaded Collar)
  • CHAPTER VIII: Ready, Set, Tat! A to Z Patterns
    (Small Butterfly Edging),
    (Fleur-de-Lis Edging),
    (Rocky Mountain Flower Edging),
    (Royalty Edging),
    (Anniversary Edging),
    (Heritage Insertion),
    (Charlotte Marie Pearl Collar),
    (Rosalie Collar),
    (Margaret Collar),
    (Bridal Petal Basket),
    (Double Picot Daisy Button Cover),
    (Northwest Daffodil),
    (Portland Tatted Rose),
    (Princess Picot Rose),
    (Sally's Irish Rose Doily),
    (Oregon Trail Doily),
    (Bible Cross Bookmark),
    (Victorian Rose Pillow),
    (Rosebud Baby Sacque),
    (Rosebud Baby Bonnet),
    (Rosebud Baby Booties),
    (Rose Path Baby Coverlet),
    (Little Angel Baby Sacque),
    (Little Angel Baby Bonnet),
    (Little Angel Baby Booties),
    (Duchess Afghan)

Title: Jiffy Needle Tatting: A to Z
Author/Designer: Selma and Ed Morin
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1992
Publisher: KC Publishing, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Page Count: 113
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: 0866753400

SUMMARY- The Morins were a staple in Workbasket for decades. They wrote articles on whatever craft Workbasket asked for, but like Myrtle Hamilton, they are best known for their tatting. Unlike Mrs. Hamilton, their patterns were compiled into a series of books - one appears to have all of the tatting patterns while the other four have more exclusive categories of the main book. Not sure why they did this other than to suck more money out of people like me who feel a compulsion to check. There were seven(7) books in the classic collection - five of which were for needle tatting. The patterns in "A to Z" are the same as the ones in "The Complete Book of Jiffy Needle Tatting". The patterns in the Table of Contents are in parentheses because I added them to the Table of Contents - they were not listed there in the book. They chose patterns in the earlier chapters to help practice the basics they were teaching in that chapter. All of those early chapters are identical from book to book.

Notation is written notation, not symbolic, and not broken down very well. There are no diagrams. Photos are small black-and-white without good resolution. But the patterns aren't complicated, so it may not matter if you are already good at the basics.

Below is the list of the other books in Workbasket's Classic Collection by Ed and Selma Morin:

1) Jiffy Needle Tatting-Exciting Fashion Accessories
2) The Complete Jiffy Needle Tatting
3) Jiffy Needle Tatting- Holiday Collection
4) Jiffy Needle Tatting- Quick & Easy
5) Tatting Patterns
6) Collars to Knit and Crochet
7) Afghans to Crochet
8) U.S. State Quilt Blocks