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Title: Magic Tatting Patterns
Author/Designer: Tatiana Sekynova
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: unknown(in cyrillic)
Page Count: 126
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 573500041

SUMMARY- This book is entirely in Cyrillic, but luckily all her patterns are diagrammed - Lucky because her patterns are gorgeous! She has a wide variety of collars especially that really impressed me. The diagrams only show the flow of the pattern(where to start and how to get to the end). But her written notation is largely symbolic, with some initials that aren't very hard to figure out. I don't think it would be especially hard for a seasoned tatter to figure them out, but I wouldn't hand this book to a novice. Even so, it is a pleasure to leaf through, and will inspire ideas. The back half of the book is macramé, with an interesting owl pattern.

Tatting has a lot more in common with macramé than any other needle art, but this is only the second book I've come across that acknowledges this by pairing the two disciplines in the same book. It still doesn't combine the two, like you'll see with Oya and tatting, or crochet and tatting, or rick rack and tatting. I'm hoping with the emergence of micro-macramé, we'll see more explorations in this direction...