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  • Presentation
  • Explication of Signs
  • Signs and Techniques
  • Butterfly 1: Rings and Chains
  • Butterfly 2: Rings and Chains
  • Butterfly 3: Chains and Rings
  • Butterfly 4: Tatted Squares(block tatting)
  • Butterfly 5: Self-Closing Mock Ring(SCMR)
  • Butterfly 6: Encapsulation, Weaved Square
  • Butterfly 7: Split Ring
  • Butterfly 8: Self-Closing Mock Ring(SCMR)
  • Butterfly 9: Maltese Ring
  • Butterfly 10: Cluny Leaf, Split Ring
  • Butterfly 11: Cluny Leaf, Encapsulation
  • Butterfly 12: Cluny Leaf, Encapsulation, Daisy Flower, Split Ring, Maltese Ring, Special Techniqes
  • Round Body
  • Flat Body

Title: Butterflies - Schmetterlinge - Farfalle, Tatting - Occhi - Chiacchierino
Author/Designer: Iris Niebach
Language(s): Danish/English/Italian
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2016
Publisher: Self, Denmark
Page Count: 35
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 5/8" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- While the original Danish is there, there are translations of everything into English and Italian. The translations were a little jumbled and confusing for me, but I was able to work to follow along with a bit of study. There are twelve(12) different butterflies and all are very different from each other. She also includes good diagrams, which need no translation. Patterns are not written out, but there are written instructions describing the tricky bits. She employs several more advanced techniques in this book like the cluny leaf, block tatting, 3D tatting, and switching out colors by encapsulating more than one thread. She plays a lot with color, and gets some really cheerful and bright results in her fantasy butterflies. I like Iris Niebach's work - she never disappoints. This isn't a book I'd hand to a novice tatter, but if you are an experienced tatter and like to experiment with technique and color, you'll love these designs.

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