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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgment
  • Introduction
  • Tatting Techniques:
    • Materials and equipment for tatting
    • The construction of tatting
    • Rings and picots
    • Finishing tatting
    • Abbreviations of tatting and crochet terms
    • Patterns
  • Basic Course:
    • Gift card
    • Preparing greetings cards
    • Handkerchief edging
    • Motif birthday card
    • Napkin edging in two colours
    • Set of coasters
    • Bookmark motifs
    • Bookmark braid with Josephine knots
    • Christmas decorations or shade pulls
    • Clover ring motif mat
  • Using Beads and Sequins:
    • Introduction to beads
    • Beaded Christmas tree decorations
    • Daisy chain bracelet
    • Beaded dress trim
    • Beaded braid
    • Mobile medallions with sequin centres
  • Gifts:
    • Handbag mirror medallion
    • Lavender bag
    • Paperweights
    • Cushion (or towel) decorations
    • Round picture frame
    • Trinket box decoration
  • Jewellery:
    • Brooch
    • Star earrings and fob
    • Pendant and earrings
    • Pearl centre brooch
    • Beaded choker and hair decoration
  • Pictures:
    • A Bouquet of Spring Flowers
    • A Summer Corner
    • Misty Morn
    • Christmas decoration of poinsettias and mistletoe
  • Suppliers
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Title: Projects in Tatting
Author/Designer: Sheila York
Format/Publication Date: HC:1985
Publisher: Dryad Press, Ltd., London
Page Count: 88
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7"
ISBN: 085219594X

SUMMARY- Ms. York designed this book as a teaching course, with simple patterns that would be more appealing to a modern crafter than hankies and tray cloths. She has a great photo sequence demonstrating how the half stitch "flips" by using two colors of very heavy cording - but doesn't photo illustrate the shuttle motion for putting the half stitch on the core thread to begin with, and reading her written instructions, I'm pretty sure I'd have been hopelessly confused as a beginner trying to learn from a book. The book is British, so it's possible as a Yank that I don't follow because of differences in language. She gives you a lot of small appliques for gluing to cards, along with simple coasters and bookmarks. If you're looking for simple things to do, this book has a nice small selection.