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
2. The works of Mary Konior (especially "Tatting with Visual Patterns")
3. The works of Judi Banashek (Impeccable Tatting, Advanced Tatting Techniques)
4. The works of Elgiva Nicholls
5. The works of Mlle. Riego
6. The works of Anne Orr
7. The works of Helma Siepman
8. A variety of Japanese Tatting Books various designers during the last decade
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.
10. The wonderful vintage "10-cent" books
Coats & Clark, Lily, The Star Books, The American Thread Company,
The Spool Cotton Company etc.
If the list were extended..

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

The works of the online tatting class, 1999-present
The Illustrated Dictionary of Tatting Judith Connors

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
The works of the Modern Priscilla, Priscilla 1,2, and 3
The works of Norma Benporath
The works of Angeline Crichlow
The works of Ruth Scharf (OCCHI, OCCHI 2 : Neue Blaetter)

13. Tied
All New Knotless Tatting Dora Young
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
Tatting To de Haan van Beek
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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