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Girl's Own Book 1858 Pattern
"The Girl's Own Book" in 1833 had no tatting. But by the time that the 1858 edition was issued, tatting had its own section. The tatting section is on pages 330 through 348. The instructions are quite general but accurate as are the illustrations. Among the patterns is this curious piece of lace.
The Bullion Knot compared to the Josephine Knot and the vintage "dot" formation
Flitting Fingers by Virginia Mescher
"Flitting Fingers: Tatting in the 19th Century by Virginia Mescher
ANNA Burda magazine
"ANNA" was an all around magazine for needle artists of every genre. Their May issue featured tatting for years.
Rhoda Auld - Tatting
Tatting, The contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle - Rhoda L. Auld is an eye-opening book for tatters who are particularly interested in the construction of tatting.
"Frivolite" by Tatiana Alexandrovna Klejmenova
"Frivolite" by Tatiana Alexandrovna Klejmenova is not just a pattern book. It contains instructions in step by step illustrations showing all basics plus use of picot gauge, Josephine knots, block tatting, split ring and how to read diagrams, too.
A Tatter's Workbook
This is a homemade notebook of tatting patterns which was edited by Jules & Kaethe Kliot, LACIS Pubs. It has 112 pages of simple tatting patterns in glorious color.
Building a Tatting Library - Karen Bovard
Karen Bovard's first tatting book, "Fun With Split Ring Tatting", has wonderfully illustrated instructions for the basic split ring as well as illustrations to cover many of its uses in tatting.
Building a Tatting Library - Jon Yusof
Jon Yusof has recently published a trio of tatting booklets, "Elegant Tatting Gems" 2011, "Tatting with Rings (around Cabone Rings)" 2009, "Tatted Snowflakes Collection" 2008.
Il Lavoro Chiacchierino Series
This long-running series of tatting books produced by Mani di Fata is a treasure trove of traditional tatting patterns.
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