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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • Tools
  • Part 1: Tatting Techniques
    • Getting Started
    • Lesson 1: Making a Chain
    • Lesson 2: Making a Picot
    • Lesson 3: Making a Ring
    • Lesson 4: Making a Ring Followed by a Chain
    • Lesson 5: Making a Picot Join
    • Lesson 6: Reading Tatting Patterns
    • Lesson 7: Making a Shuttle Join
    • Lesson 8: Connecting Outward-Facing Rings
    • Lesson 9: Making Split Rings
    • Lesson 10: Padded Tatting
    • Lesson 11: Joining Threads without Making Knots
    • Lesson 12: Making Split Chains
    • Lesson 13: Variations of the Double Stitch
    • Lesson 14: Blocking Tatted Motifs
    • Lesson 15: Sewing Tatted Motifs onto Fabric
  • Part 2: Tatting Patterns
    • Simple Lace Edging
    • Daisy
    • Tiny Butterfly
    • Four-leaf Clover
    • Heart
    • Rabbit
  • Suppliers

Title: Fun With Tatted Motifs
Author/Designer: Irene Yeow, Lilian Cheong
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2012
Publisher: Seng Lee Press, Singapore
Page Count: 56
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9789810726010

SUMMARY- This book is in English, despite the fact it came to me all the way from Singapore, and was printed there. Their beginner's instructions have lots of color photo illustration that I had no problem following, and they teach the slip'n slide method. You get a couple simple motifs, a small shamrock and butterfly that use dimpled rings, a rosette, and the more involved bunny and heart appliques shown on the cover of the book. I was especially taken with their creative use of tatting elements in place of applique or embroidery on traditional quilt blocks - it looks fantastic. I was very pleased to have bought this book. My only complaint is that there wasn't more.

Authors have an Etsy story where their book may be bought. It got to me surprisingly quickly considering it was shipped all the way from Singapore! I clipped the load of stamps they put on the envelope, and was thrilled to discover a dimple-ringed shamrock bookmark tucked into the pages with a personal note.