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  • Collar with two shuttles
  • (4)Edgings
  • Collar
  • (3)Edgings
  • Gloves
  • Scarf with linen center
  • (5)Collars
  • Hankie with triangle corner
  • (2)Hankie with deep edging
  • (3)Blouse with deep neck inset
  • (2)Collars
  • Doily
  • Doily with Linen Center
  • Oval Doily
  • Round Medallion

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
Language: Spanish
Page Count: 18
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 12 1/2"
ISBN: None

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.

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!