Over 110 patterns for projects from edging and trimming to handbags, baskets, pillowcases, aprons, and more. Includes complete directions, guide to materials, and 121 illustrations. "...lovely patterns which will surely interest the reader who is already a competent tatter." —Kliatt Paperback Book Guide.
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Black beaded butterflies to edge a dress, Tudor roses blossoming on brooches, and a ring cushion trimmed with lacy flowers and pearls: tatting beautifully enhances clothes, jewelry, soft furnishings, and other accessories. This centuries old craft still thrives today, so explore its potential with a wide ranging collection of charming, innovative designs. Begin with a variety of patterns and motifs, including a simple snowflake, beads and picots, water lilies, and a ten-flower oval. Put them together to make mats and coasters, or stitch them onto a bangle for a hanging decoration. Take the art further, and fashion delicate earrings, elegant chokers, and pretty collars-or adorn blank cards with eye-catching designs. Over 40 original patterns, shown in color photographs and diagrams, will enchant you.
Experienced tatters seeking particularly delicate and beautiful projects will treasure this compilation of 44 patterns, including the Ellipse, the Crowning Touch, and dainty edgings for tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, collars, other items.
At the turn of the 20th century, some of the most innovative, beautiful tatting patterns came out of Germany. The designer of these patterns was Tina Frauberger, who ran the Art Needlework School in Düsseldorf, Germany. Make some of these 2-shuttle patterns and enjoy the exclamations over their beauty.