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  • PART 1:
    • List of Plates
    • Foreword
  • Chapters:
    • I Definition of the Craft of Tatting
    • II The Evolution of Tatting Design
    • III The Picot
    • IV The Ring
    • V The Search for a New Form
    • VI The Chain
    • VII The Ring and Chain in combination
    • VIII Medallions and Pattern Repetition
    • IX Free-style Tatting
    • X Other Materials used with Tatting
  • PART 2:
    • Foreword
  • Chapters:
    • I Things to Make, Materials and Tools
    • II Making the Stitch
    • III The Continuous Thread
    • IV Patterns
    • V Special Arrangements of Stitches
    • VI Working with Multiple Threads
    • VII Finishing the Work
    • Glossary
    • Bibliography
    • Index

Title: Tatting: Technique & History
Author/Designer: Elgiva Nicholls
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1984(originally published in 1962, Longacre Press Ltd., London)
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc., NY
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/4" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 0-486-24612-4

SUMMARY- This is more in the way of a scholarly work than a craft book - but there are important examples given. This is a fascinating read, if you care at all about the history of tatting.