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  • List of Plates
  • Part I. Foreword
    • I. Definition of the Craft of Tatting
    • II. Evolution of Tatting Design
    • III. The Picot
    • IV. The Ring
    • V. 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
    • 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
Author/Designer: Elgiva Nicholls
Format/Publication Date: HC:1962
Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Co., NY
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This book was republished as Tatting: Technique and History and is the only one of the four books that has been republished. The first half of the book is a history, giving examples and references, giving brief bios of key promoters of tatting(Riego,de Dillmont,Queen Marie, Lady Hoare) and a time-line of tatting's evolution. There are excellent reasons why Dover made the effort to bring it back into circulation with its reprint. It has the first examples of diagrammed patterns I've seen - and they look remarkably like the diagrams we use today. This book is a must-have. The Dover paperback edition is fairly common still. Really, you've got no excuse.