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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Author's Note
  • Introduction
  • General Instructions
  • How-to-do-it Section
  • Abbreviations
  • No. 1 -- Heart Shaped Doily
  • No. 2 -- Twinstar
  • No. 3 -- Six-Pointed Star
  • No. 4 -- Hemstitched Medallion
  • No. 5 -- Round Pinwheel Doily
  • No. 6 -- Square Pinwheel Doily
  • No. 7 -- Six Point Filet Star
  • No. 8 -- Pinwheel Motifs
  • No. 9 -- Pineapple Doily
  • No. 10 -- Flower Motifs Joined
  • No. 11 -- Knot Stitched Centerpiece
  • No. 12 -- Potholder No. 1
  • No. 13 -- Potholder No. 2
  • No. 14 -- Potholder No. 3
  • No. 15 -- Potholder No. 4
  • No. 16 -- Victory Doily
  • No. 17 -- Handkerchief No. 1
  • No. 18 -- Handkerchief Edging
  • No. 19 -- Handkerchief Edging
  • No. 20 -- Handkerchief Edging
  • No. 21 -- Knot Stitch Edging
  • Notes

Title: All New Knotless Tatting Designs
Author/Designer: Dora Young
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:1974
Publisher: Courier-Gazette, Inc., Rockland, Maine
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Dora Young is the creator of the Knotless Method Chain - what we now commonly call the Split Chain. She patented the method in 1975(#4,008,643). The first instructions for doing this technique were a tip-in sheet I found included in the 1974 edition(If you have one of the early copies that did not have this tip-in sheet, contact me). So, not only do you get the root of an important advanced tatting technique, you get a lot of really fantastic patterns employing her innovative techniques that are beautiful - and could easily be mistaken for crochet or knitting. This book is difficult to find, unfortunately. There are a couple of libraries in Maine that have a copy, as well as the IOLI Lending library, where I was able to borrow a copy to see and review it. I've since acquired my own copy. This is one of those "must haves" if you are interested in seeing where the boundaries of this discipline can be pushed. I am in awe of Ms. Young's talent as an innovator and designer. If you see a copy of this available, grab it quick. I think it is a key book in any tatting library.