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  • Cover Appliques:
    • Butterflies
    • Open Heart
    • Flower #1
    • Flower #2
  • Earrings #1
  • Earrings #2
  • Hoop Earring #1
  • Hoop Earring #2
  • TIPS:
    • A Bit about Threads
    • Beads
    • Storing Tatted Pieces
    • Washing Tatted Pieces
  • Moon & Stars Appliques
  • Simple Wavy Edging
  • 7" Clover Time Doily
  • Bookmark
  • 7" Camilia Doily with matching coasters
  • Explanation of Double Shuttle Method
  • Starching

Title: The Gentle Art of Tatting Pattern Book No. 1
Author/Designer: Patricia Ann Rizzo
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2000
Publisher: Self
Page Count: 23
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- These are great books to start off with. They are inexpensive and have patterns useful today. She doesn't use the most modern notation or diagrams, but explains her notation. If you're going to be working up any old Workbasket patterns, I highly recommend Ms. Rizzo's books for learning the notation typically used in them and other period publications. Good books for beginners with motifs that work up quickly for fast rewards. There is a black-and-white photo for each project.

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