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Title: Tatting
Author/Designer: Myra Piper
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1982
Publisher: Self, Houghton Lake, MI
Page Count: 19
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This is a booklet of snowflakes - 47 of them. That's the good news. The bad news- she doesn't know the provenance of many of the patterns. They were given to her over the years. There are 4-5 she was able to give the provenance of and they were all from antique magazines from 1925 or older. It's a nice collection. The instructions are in written notation with a small black-and-white photo of each sample with the instructions. She gives her list of abbreviations in the back of the book. She doesn't attempt to give a beginner's tutorial. It's all just the patterns. Did I mention there were 47 of them? That's a lot of patterns to get in such a small booklet. I was really pleased to have run across this one.

The publisher's location was taken from a sale sticker on the cover, which I've taken the liberty of photoshopping out. I left it on the booklet as a clue to its provenance. It was sold from a store called "Arnie's". Since it's self-published and before the time of computer sales, I imagine it was sold locally. Anyone with more information, please contact me. I'd love to know more about this author and her published works.