D. Berry

"phoenix dawn"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (181 of 190)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,974 - Total Helpful Votes: 181 of 190
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Oldie Must Have for Enthusiast Practitioners of Needlework, 5 Oct 2012
I got a second hand copy of this hard-to-find book via Amazon. When it arrived it had been inscribed inside as a gift to someone on 26 September 1914! Amazing - this copy is 98yrs old!! The information inside is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first printed.

It is outstanding. A hardcover, gilt edge top, of approximately A6 size and just falls short of 2" thick. 790 pages plus appendices. I suspect that there isn't anything around in brand new print right now as comprehensive and useful as this. All the information is available in new form, however its all been dissected and produced across many many books instead, and you may follow many dead-ends before… Read more
The DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs: designs b&hellip by Kirstine Nikolajsen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is by no means a large book at just 42 pages, however it is clear and concise without unnecessary 'filling' out. For such a seemingly short read it has comprehensive explanation of the art of tatting which makes certain techniques much clearer than more expansive books, and even gives you easy to understand and implement information on how to build your own designs successfully.

Again, at just 42 pages, the beginning of which is about techniques and design creation, this is not a book that is a library of patterns. It offers enough patterns (and of a higher standard than some pattern books aimed at more advanced tatters) to get you going and enjoy what you have made, with… Read more
Knitting in Circles by Nicky Epstein
Knitting in Circles by Nicky Epstein
44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
I had this book on pre-order as soon as notification came out, so I was thrilled to finally see it arrive.

Having read the other reviews, I can appreciate where those who are 'unimpressed' are coming from. However, I sense that they were hoping for a huge book of designs to make and wear, where I personally see this as more of a directory with a few patterns inserted to give you ideas to design and put together your own stuff, which I consider is a strong part of Nicky Epsteins intentions with all of her books - emphasis to empower the reader to explore their own potential. Nicky never pretends that her patterns are meant to impress everyone, simply an idea to begin and… Read more

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