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Title: Tatting
Author/Designer: N.A. Telenkova
Format/Publication Date: HC:2008
Publisher: RIPOA KAASSIK, Serbia
Language: Russian
Page Count: 200
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 6 1/4"
ISBN: 9785519563031

SUMMARY- The title says "TATTING" but the samples in the background are crochet and bobbin lace. I couldn't tell that from the tiny thumbnail scan of the cover that the bookseller gave whom I bought it from. When I saw that I thought "ah oh." But half of it IS tatting instruction - for the rank beginner. This isn't a pattern book, but a tutorial for someone trying to pick up the craft. I can't tell you whether it is well written or not, as I do not read or speak Russian. The other half of the book is devoted to teaching you the rudiments of bobbin lace - but that didn't make it into the title. If you're looking for one of the cool pattern books that have come to us from the many talented designers from the Russian countries, this isn't what you're looking for. If you are more comfortable with Russian, and are interested in picking up these disciplines, then you may find information of interest to you. Sorry I can't be more help.