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Title: Tatted Christmas Balls, No. 2
Author/Designer: Nadine A. Nunnelley
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2017
Publisher: Self, Elmore, Alabama
Page Count: 31
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- You get fifteen(15) new designs for covering glass Christmas ball ornaments! She sticks with traditional written notation - no diagrams. She breaks instructions down very well and makes the print large enough so they are very easy to follow. Full color pictures of the samples are protected by the laminated covers, which I like very much - I didn't have to bag this book like I do most to protect the cover art. There's no picture sample with the actual instructions but this time she also included a laminated sheet with good photos of all the samples from two different angles that can be torn out, trimmed and used as a visual guide while you're tatting the instructions - no flipping to get a look! She has designed them so that they will draw up around the top with a bit of thread - you don't have to tat them onto the ball, which I always found very awkward. This was a feature of Mrs. Nunnelley's patterns that made me an instant fan. If the cat knocks one off the tree onto the hardwood floor(ahem, for example), you can just put the tatting on a new ball by snipping the thread and replacing it over the new ball. I love doing Christmas ornaments, and am always looking for new patterns to try. This collection will definitely get a workout this year. It was money well spent.

I was able to order this book directly from Mrs. Nunnelley, and got prompt responses to my queries from her daughter Joan and the transaction went smoothly. I highly recommend getting this book while it is available.

All three of Mrs. Nunnelley's books are available by a) e-mailing at this address:, b) calling Mrs. Nunnelley and giving her an order: (334)517-4855 (Nadine), or c) calling or e-mailing her daughter, Joan N. Powell, at (334)233-4559, e-mail:, and talking with her, sending a text request, or requesting by e-mail.