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  • Macramé:
    • Learn macramé
    • Tie belt
    • Shopping bag
    • String and bead choker
    • Beaded sampler bag
    • Small sampler bag
    • Sampler wall hanging
    • Child's purse
  • Tatting:
    • How to tat
    • Handkerchief edging 1
    • Handkerchief edging 2
    • Handkerchief edging 3
    • Edging for guest towel
    • Motif cheval set
    • Edging for a chairback
    • Edgings for trolley cloths
    • Doily
    • Runner
    • Lemonade Set
    • Motif coffee table mat
    • Traycloth with insertion
    • Pillowcase edging and insertion
    • Long john runner
    • Motif cheval set
    • Motif luncheon set
    • Coffee table mat
    • Cheval set
    • Four edgings
    • Collar and cuff set
    • Cheval set in two colours

Title: The Basic Book of Macramé and Tatting
Author/Designer: Unknown
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: Octopus Books Ltd., London
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 6 3/4"
ISBN: 0-7064-0172-7

SUMMARY- This book was recommended to me by my tatting group(Hi, Tri-Tatters!), and I was really pleased to find a copy. Usually when a book has multi-disciplines in it, tatting gets short shrift - not in this case. There is a great variety of patterns, several of which caught my attention. There are good photos, instructions are easy to read(though not broken down entirely) and you get measurements of the completed projects.