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  • Equipment and Materials
    • Introduction
    • Rings
    • Making the Ring
    • Making Picots and Joins on Rings
    • Practicing Joins
    • Patterns with Rings-
            Thread Space Flower
            Simple Thread Space Edging
            6-pointed Medallion in Rings with Thread Spaces
            Round Medallion in Rings with Thread Spaces
            Rings with Entre Nous
            Entre Nous with Two Sizes of Ring
            Entre Nous with Two Sizes of Ring and Reverse Work
            Half Rings in Entre Nous
    • Patterns that Join Rings at their Bases:
            Ring Pairs
            Simple Trefoil Edgings
            Simple Trefoil Medallion
            Individual Trefoils Joined Together
            Trefoils in Medallions
            Individual Medallion in Four Trefoils
            Four Trefoil Motif in a Band
            "Joining" Medallion
            Joined Ring Motives
            Larger Ring Motives

Title: Tatting for the Beginner- Introduction and Lesson Three: Rings
Author/Designer: Atheen Marie Wilson
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2016
Publisher: Self, San Bernardino, CA
Page Count: 35
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781541389588

SUMMARY- All photos in the book are in color. The entire book is geared to teach the basics of tatting a ring. She goes into good detail and breaks everything down - I think I could have learned to tat from this book much easier than the books I actually learned from. Her photos are still not as clear and sharp as I'd like, but you can pick out enough detail with some squinting and study and the addition of color helps. Ms. Wilson and I are sympatico in regards to all the advice she gives except I believe the ring should be taught first, since whether the stitches will slip along your core thread is an easy test for whether your knots are stitches - or just knots. But you get to the same place in the end, so the preference is moot. This is not a complete lesson plan like her first book, but an excerpted section updated and color added. I like this book and think it would be useful to someone trying to learn tatting for the first time. I finally came across the rest of the series of five lesson books - and it was really costly at about $30 a book. This is probably too high a price point for most beginner tatters.