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