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  • Lesson with One Shuttle
  • (4)Simple Edgings
  • (2)Edgings with Corner
  • (2)Collar points/triangle medallion
  • Traditional Collar
  • Medallion with insertion that can be adjusted to make the medallion a corner
  • Round Doily
  • Oval Doily
  • Collar
  • Rnd. Simple Medallion
  • Interesting Diamond Yoke
  • Medallion with insertion as a curved Edging

Title: Encaje de Lanzaderas No. 1(Shuttle Lace)
Author/Designer: Maria Rosa Ramos (Folqués)
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1960(could be earlier than this, but not later)
Publisher: Paraninfo, Madrid, Spain
Language: Spanish
Page Count: 18
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 12 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- You get a lesson over the first four pages. The photos used for the lesson are very striking - they're all black-and-white - but the lady is wearing elaborate tatted sleeves and cuffs against a stark black background, and I found myself studying her sleeves more than the lesson. Tatting in this book is traditional and very effective. She gives you one medallion and attached insertion that can be altered to use in a variety of ways. Patterns are not diagrammed, but have written instructions. I wouldn't hand this book to a novice, but an experienced tatter should be able to puzzle most of the patterns out. This is all traditional stuff, but well executed and striking to look at. If you run across a copy, I'd snap it up. If anyone knows exactly how many volumes of this series got published, please drop me a note. I have found two so far and know there's a third - and I hope there are more.

Doña Rosita Ramos was born in Elche, Alicante, Spain, in 1904 and died there July 5, 1976.
In 1942 after the Civil War, she founded San Vicente de Paúl Women's Vocational School, called Alinda, with workshops in embroidery, lace, and tapestry.

Karen Cabrera did some sleuthing for me and came up with more information about this talented designer: She was born in 1904, and passed away in 1976 at the age of 72. She founded a ladies'-only school in 1942 where she became the director for Creaciones Alinda(Alinda Workshop) throughout the '40's and '50's. There's a lovely article with photos about Mrs. Folqués here(pages 15-18):

Thank you, Karen!