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  • ...about Lyn Morton
  • Corsage of Flowers
  • Collar 'Eunice'
  • Beaded Butterfly
  • Pansy Edging
  • A 5-pt. Snowflake Motif
  • A 6-pt. Snowflake Motif
  • Earrings for Pierced Ears
  • Stick Pin Brooch
  • Black Choker Necklace
  • Gold & Silver(Necklet, Earrings)
  • Wedding Hoop(Lucky Horseshoe)

Title: Lyn Morton's 1st Book of Tatting Patterns
Author/Designer: Lyn Morton
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:1998
Publisher: Tatting & Design, Derby, UK
Page Count: 14
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Ms. Morton is a shuttle tatter. She uses traditional written notation in this book but gives diagrams to back up her written instructions. You get crisp black-and-white photos of each sample. Beads are often incorporated into the design. You get a small eclectic mix of patterns here that could be used for a variety of occasions. There is a flower corsage, collar, beaded butterfly, pansy edging, two snowflake motifs, earrings, stick pin brooch, choker necklace, necklace and earring set, and a lucky horseshoe. I especially like the lucky horseshoe - not many people remember the tradition of nailing a horseshoe up over the front entrance of newlyweds' home to catch luck. I believe it started fading when motorcars made the horse as a principle mode of conveyance a thing of the past and horseshoes became rare. Nailing a car tire over your front door just didn't feel the same, I guess.

This book is impossible to find for sale now, but don't despair. All of the patterns from her first four books were compiled and reprinted in a perfect bound edition "Tatting Patterns"(ISBN: 1-86108-261-4), which is still in print as of this writing...