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The Complete Book of Tatting Paperback – Mar 1992


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Kangaroo Press Pty.Ltd; New edition edition (Mar. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864174446
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864174444
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 1 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tatting is an inexpensive craft to begin and reasonably easy once you know how. In this book, Rebecca Jones uses her own experience to guide the beginner. She explains five different ways in which the absolute beginner can tackle the craft. Having shown how to wind the shuttle, considered different threads and then how to tat, the book progresses through simple starter patterns, working with two threads, pearl tatting and tatting with three threads, tatting with beads, and many other forms and styles. Tmhe book also contains a list of foreign phrases. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "midge10" on 23 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
Having struggled to understand the tatting technique shown in other books, this one gave me several alternatives, until I found one that suited my style. I have been inspired to work through the various practice techniques and the book shows interesting and up-to-date uses for tatted pieces, such as personalised notepaper, christmas decorations and christmas/gift cards. Rebecca Jones is an enthusiast who is eager to get people started in the craft and, through this book, encourages you to adapt finished pieces into a current style, rather than focusing on the doilies and edgings that may have been popular 20 years ago. It is a must buy for anyone who is new to, or revisiting the craft, or who wants some modern inspiration.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By G. Buchanan on 1 July 2005
Format: Paperback
This lovely book is an excellent buy for the beginner learning to make tatted lace as well as for the more experienced tatter wanting a good collection of small patterns. Ms Jones starts off with descriptions of six different methods of tatting, with the hope that if you don't understand one method you'll understand one of the others. Details are given of a range of different techniques including lock stitch, roll tatting, cluny tatting and others, however there are no instructions for split rings or self closing mock rings as these had not yet been popularised at the time the book was written in the 1980s.
There is a huge collection of patterns including tatted cross bookmarks, Christmas designs, tatted notepaper and an alphabet. Most of them are small pieces for beginners to enjoy, but the more experienced tatter will also enjoy this selection. One or two of the photographs don't quite match the diagrammatical instructions, but for the most part they are accurate.
Regarding the diagrams, they are hand drawn and clearly presented and apart from one of the crosses I worked quite a number of the pieces in the book myself, and had no problems.
Most people will enjoy this excellent collection of patterns and instructions and the book will remain a treasure on your bookshelf for many years to come.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Fernandes on 30 July 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is what I consider to be my tatter's Bible. Right from to the basic double stitch to the more complex Cluny Tatting, this is an excellent book that I keep returning to. There are enough patterns in it to get a person hooked on tatting, and I would recommend this book to anyone who is serious enough about this form of lacemaking.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Jan. 2001
Format: Hardcover
rebecca shows several ways how to make the tatting stitches. Also a lot of patterns are supplied, from flowers for greeting cards to baby booties (notice that the photo included isn't the result of the pattern provided) and an alphabeth and many more.
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