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Tatted Snowflakes
Twenty To Make Series
Jennifer Williams

Search Press
22 June 2015 / ISBN 9781782212270
How-To Books/Tatting / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Tatting produces a lacy effect that is perfect for capturing the fragile magic of snowflakes. There are the usual twenty in this book, each one with a girl's name, and all good examples of how beautiful and delicate tatting can look. This is a book of projects, and if you cannot tat you won't learn it here; beginners need to go elsewhere and there is a suggestion below. If you are a reasonably confident tatter who has learned the essentials, these patterns will test your skills. Some pieces incorporate beads, sequins, buttons or are even worked onto curtain rings. The author says that as long as you know the basics, any extra techniques are explained in the instructions, mostly with the aid of some clear drawn diagrams. Apart from that, instructions are in written form along with a diagram showing what goes where and a full page photograph giving a suggestion as to use. Snowflakes are shown as jewelry, coasters, tree decorations, appliqués and more. At the beginning are helpful staged instructions showing folded and shuttle joins and how to use a picot gauge. A great wee book for all tatters that is sure to be a holiday favorite.

If you cannot find a good range of tatting materials locally try for a list of suppliers.

Search Press also produced a beginner book and DVD Learn To Tat by Connie Ellison.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2016