every item in your wardrobe with this set of delicate lacy
tatted jewelry projects. Make necklaces, bracelets, earrings,
a purse, cell phone pouch, wedding favors and Christmas sachets
using just thread, a needle and sometimes a few beads.
The projects in this book are truly beautiful and have a timeless
look that is equal parts vintage and modern which is sure
to have a wide appeal. Matching the pieces with contemporary
favorites such as shamballa beads and iron-on gemstones is
a good touch, as are some of the funky colored pieces. First
however you need to learn to tat, and unusually this is done
here using a long needle instead of the more usual shuttle.
The author states that this is a more modern way of doing
it and it is easier to unpick so no shuttles are used in this
book, only needles. If you can already tat and want to learn
the needle technique the instructions are probably adequate,
but if you are a person who has never done tatting before
this is not an ideal place to learn it. A few pages are given
with tiny photographs but mostly this is a book of patterns
for intermediate tatters and if this is you then you will
find that the project instructions just fine. Each comes with
staged photographs and diagrams plus some beautiful photography
showing what can be done with what amounts to hardly any materials.
A must have for all tatters who are beyond the basics and
want to make some truly stunning jewelry.
If you cannot find a good range of shamballa beads and cords
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.