You want to see them? Really? In a while .....
First, how did I come across these treasures?
A few weeks back Karen Patten from Bartlett, Tennessee wrote in HBT about her mother's tatting stuff that she plans to offer at special prices. You see, her mother hasn't been well and is no longer able to do any tatting no matter how hard she tries. There are a number of tatting stuff that Karen is tidying away and made a list of things that she is putting up for sale. The first person to respond will get the first choice pickings.
I think I may have been the first one to e-mail her about it. There are a number of books in the list and I made a pick of these three.
I have read so many people mentioned Mary Konior and the books that she has written. I am so excited to be able to own one of her books. The simplicity of the designs in this book make me realise that simple patterns make the prettiest of designs.
The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones
This book by Rebecca Jones contains a comprehensive description of the various ways of tatting, or rather how to make the double stitch. There are six ways to be exact, the sixth being needle tatting. It certainly opened my eyes - there are so many things that I still don't know about tatting. Another chapter that I find interesting is on Tatted Notepaper, where Rebecca Jones explained how to use tiny pieces of tatting to decorate greeting cards and notes. There is even a page of suggested sketches that can be used on the cards.
Tatting Techniques and History by Elgiva Nicholls.
There are no patterns in this book by Ms Nicholls but I already knew that before I picked this book from the list. And I did not regret getting this. This book is all about techniques, and history as well. And, I am a technical person to some point. I always want to know the how of doing things because it make me understand better why certain things are done the way they are done. And this book explains them in detail.
Besides the books I also got myself ten pieces of Susan Bates post shuttles. I don't know when I'll be using them but any tatter will tell you that one will never have enough of shuttles ... he he he.
Pardon me while I brag ... aren't I lucky or what!