Title: Encaje de Lanzaderas No. 2(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
Page Count: 18
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 12 1/2"
SUMMARY- Tatting in this book is traditional and very effective - lots of attractive collars and insets for blouses, as well as a pair of gloves. Patterns are diagrammed, with no 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. I wasn't expecting a lot, and got surprised by how much I like this collection of patterns. If you run across a copy, I'd snap it up. I have found two of the volumes so far and know there's a third - and I hope there are more.
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): http://ventajas.umh.es/files/2016/01/BOLET%C3%8DN-n%C3%BAm.4-mayo.pdf
Thank you, Karen!
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