in the UK by Search Press)
9 November 2016/ ISBN 9781590126714
by Rachel A Hyde
meets beadwork and the result is four beautiful jewelry sets.
This is a pattern book only; tatting instructions can be found
elsewhere but several levels of expertise are catered for, including
beginners. The lacy style manages to be modern and vintage at
once, and is a great way of using up odd beads as well as scraps
of lace and chain. Each project has a large photograph of the
finished pieces being worn as well as a list of what you need,
sizes and difficulty rating. Instructions include photographs
and drawn diagrams as well as well spaced written steps but
are not as beginner friendly as Search Press’ usual step-by-step
style. However, anybody who is confident in at least the basics
can make these very attractive sets that comprise necklace and
earrings, in one case with a bracelet too. At the back is a
page of abbreviations, and there are few useful tips as well,
scattered around in the instructions. This is an attractive
pattern book that is sure to be used many times.
If you cannot find a good range of tatting materials locally
for a list of suppliers plus books on how to tat.
|UK Reviewer: Rachel
Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular
Crafts and other magazines.