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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • A message from Aunt Ellen
  • Tatting Needs
  • Understanding Tatting Instructions, Terms, Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Learning to Tat the Simple Way:
    • Winding the Bobbin
    • Double Stitch
    • Ring and Picot
    • Joining Rings
    • Chain
    • Reverse Work
    • Petal Tatting
    • Join Threads
    • Multicolor Tatting
  • Special Care for Tatted Articles:
    • Laundering
    • Blocking
    • Pressing
  • Aunt Ellen's Favorite Tatting Projects:
    • Two Elegant Collar and Cuff Sets
    • Rickrack Braid Collar
    • Pearl Beaded Collar
    • Lacework
    • Crowned Cloverleaf Edging
    • Combining Two Pieces of Lace Insertion
    • Matched Edging and Insertion
    • Bride's and Bridesmaid's Nosegay Doilies
    • Bride's Tiara
    • Ring Bearer Pillow Top
    • Edged Handkerchiefs
    • Handbag
    • Necklace with Pearls
    • Necklace with Wooden Beads
    • Leaf and Flower Appliques
    • Applique Initials
    • Shamrock Pin
    • Colonial Lady Applique
    • Butterfly Appliques
    • Six Decorative Snowflakes
    • Christmas Trees
    • Tatted Mini Pictures
    • Baby Bonnet
    • Baby Booties
    • Flowers for Stationery
    • Tasseled Cross
    • Lacy Bookmark
    • Table Runner
    • Pine Cone Doily
    • Little Round Doily
    • Doily to Frame
    • Floral Pattern Doily
    • Triangle Motif Doily
    • Pinwheel Doily
    • Napkin ring
    • Tablecloth
    • Placemat
    • Tablecloth Motif

Title: Aunt Ellen's Tatting Handbook: A Treasury of Techniques and Projects
Author/Designer: Staff of Workbasket Magazine
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1982
Publisher: Modern Handcrafts, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Page Count: 64
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
ISBN: 0-86675-328-1

SUMMARY- You get very detailed instruction with step-by-step illustrations. A collector of Workbasket magazine will recognize most of the patterns from its pages. You can see from the Table of Contents that there is a great assortment of patterns here.