Top Ten Tatting Books

Top Ten Tatting Books
List of the Top Ten Tatting Books


The changing of the year is always a good time to reflect on what you have accomplished in tatting and where you want to go from here. It is also a good time to make lists. So here is a list of books voted the top ten in tatting books. Please use this list to look for new tatting designers whose work you may have missed as well as studying the classic tatting books.

1. The Complete Book of Tatting   Rebecca Jones
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70461.asp
2. The works of Mary Konior (especially "Tatting with Visual Patterns")
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70461.asp
3. The works of Judi Banashek (Impeccable Tatting, Advanced Tatting Techniques)
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70461.asp
4. The works of Elgiva Nicholls
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70461.asp
5. The works of Mlle. Riego
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70461.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/6778.asp
6. The works of Anne Orr
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70463.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art30942.asp
7. The works of Helma Siepman
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28249.asp
8. A variety of Japanese Tatting Books various designers during the last decade
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18859.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art13847.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18279.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art20073.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31596.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31281.asp
Workbasket patterns are still under copyright and may not be posted. However, copies of the old magazines are available on the secondary market.
9. The patterns of the Workbasket magazine 60+ years in pub.
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp
Index https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32031.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31814.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31198.asp
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art31128.asp
10. The wonderful vintage "10-cent" books
Coats & Clark, Lily, The Star Books, The American Thread Company,
The Spool Cotton Company etc.
https://www.bellaonline.com/newsdtl.asp?name=tatting&date=8/30/2011%2012:05:34%20PM
https://www.bellaonline.com/newsdtl.asp?name=tatting&date=9/6/2011%2012:05:41%20PM
https://www.bellaonline.com/newsdtl.asp?name=tatting&date=8/23/2011%2012:05:42%20PM
If the list were extended..

11. Tied
Christmas Angels and other patterns Mona (Monica) Hahn

The works of the online tatting class, 1999-present
https://www.georgiaseitz.com/2013/2013index.html
The Illustrated Dictionary of Tatting Judith Connors
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp

12. Tied
Dover pubs such as those edited by Rita Weiss, Julia Sanders, Mary Carol Waldrep etc.
The works of Rosemary Peel
Mini-Tats Patty Duff
Tatting Patterns Lyn Morton
Tatting Patterns & Design Blomqvist & Persson
Tatting Collage Lindsay Rodgers
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52398.asp
The works of the Modern Priscilla, Priscilla 1,2, and 3
The works of Norma Benporath
The works of Angeline Crichlow
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art16413.asp
The works of Ruth Scharf (OCCHI, OCCHI 2 : Neue Blaetter)
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28249.asp

13. Tied
All New Knotless Tatting Dora Young
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp
The needle tatting books of Barbara Foster
Tatting with Tatsy Carol Winandy

14. Tied
The works of Emmy Liebert
The works of the Ring of Tatters esp ROT's Tatting 2000
Beanile Nina Libin
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp
Tatting To de Haan van Beek
https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70462.asp
Occhi Hilda Schleip
Forget Knot Alaska Dianna Stevens
Tatted Ornaments Terry McGuffin
Tatting: A New Look at the Old Art of Making Lace Lael Morgan
Tatting, The contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle Rhoda Auld

15. Tied
Tatting for the Beginner Nettie Lou Stafford Shipp
A Tatter's Workbook Anon.
The works of Ruth Perry
The works of Pam Palmer
Tatting with Friends G. Seitz, ed.

and the list goes on...



You Should Also Read:
Building a Tatting Library - Standards
Building a Tatting Library -Techniques

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