Tatting Patternsby Julia E. Sanders
Do you tat? Do you want new ideas, new projects for tatting? If you do, then you need this book. It contains not only 116 beautiful and useful patterns, but also detailed and simple directions telling you what materials to use, how to work each pattern, and illustrations of the finished pieces. It will start you working on projects you never thought of tatting… See more details below
Do you tat? Do you want new ideas, new projects for tatting? If you do, then you need this book. It contains not only 116 beautiful and useful patterns, but also detailed and simple directions telling you what materials to use, how to work each pattern, and illustrations of the finished pieces. It will start you working on projects you never thought of tatting before, and it will give you many new ideas for pieces of your own.
The book starts with a brief explanation of stitches and a short, general section on materials. There are directions and hints on the new or "Modern Tatting"; though the pieces appear fragile and lace-like, they are exceedingly strong and capable of much wear and tear. The patterns begin with simple projects — edging, beading, insertions, trimming, borders — and then go on to more complicated flower, butterfly, alphabet, and geometric designs for collars, yokes, doilies, handbags, jabots, baskets, pillowcases, aprons, scarves, necklaces, lamp shades, baby bonnets, a serving tray cloth, a belt buckle, a table scarf, and many more.
Experienced needleworkers who already know how to tat will find this book immensely useful and practical. The patterns can be used in combination or as a source to develop your own unique ideas. Tatting Patterns is sure to increase your pleasure and skill, giving you a fund of new designs and projects.
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I like this book; there is everything from edgings and appliques to baby bonnets, doilies and beaded jewlery. This is my first tatting pattern book so I don't have much to compare to, but I would recomend it as a first becasue it does have the variety. Also, the way the book is set up it is easy to do just part of the patterns... for example many of the doilies have smaller medalions as a part of them that I have made individually as coasters! The edgings look the same way, very easy to do smaller parts of them for a very different look. Another thing that I like is that there are many photos of the smaller parts of patterns which makes it easy to 'figure things out' that don't seem obvious (to a newbie) in the pattern. One thing I do not like is that the pictures are generally not on the same page as their pattern and you have to flip pages back and forth to see the pattern and picture, and you sometimes need to do some searching to even find the picture. But all in all I would recomend this book.