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  • Vocabulary of the definitions of the Creatives Occhi
  • LESSON 3: Round Blossoms
  • LESSON 4: Trees

Title: Creative Tatting Step by Step, Lesson 3 & 4
Author/Designer: Helma Siepmann
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2000
Publisher: Self, Hattingen, Germany
Page Count: 13 in the copy I saw, but pagination indicates there should have been 21...
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This book has been translated to English, though notation is in German still. She does not diagram. She does give the English translation for her notation, so with just a little study, it shouldn't be difficult to read. Ms. Siepmann loves organic forms and color, and has developed an impressive style of work that she teaches to anyone who wishes to learn. These are the next two lessons in her series of four books dedicated to teaching her more organic approach to tatting. They are designed as workbooks, to take you through the steps necessary to reproduce the look of flowering branches and plants. Lessons 3 and 4 covers round blossoms and trees of all sorts. You have to see the finished samples to believe just how impressive her technique is. Unfortunately, the IOLI copy got borrowed by someone who disordered the pages, and apparently lost several...