Until just last week, my knowledge of tatting books, instructional or pattern collections, printed originally in the Spanish language was limited to five books still in print, 2 books seen only online and one vintage booklet whose cover is all that I have ever seen. But a recent email from Karen Cabrera expanded my horizon with ten more Spanish language tatting books.
Frivolité; Realce #426......................Centro de prod de Ediciones Realce Amelber(Spanish)
Realce's book #426 of tatting patterns has 16 pages of full color and a 16 page black and white insert with the directions in Spanish and clearly numbered diagrams. There are 15 projects with multiple design elements for edgings, doilies, sachets, window treatments plus smaller motifs adaptable to many linens. The designs are all in traditional tatting style.
I was most fascinated with the variation of a old-fashioned fan pattern with a floral design. Very striking! This magazine style booklet is 8.5" x 11" with a paper cover. The tatting patterns with the exception of the floral fan and the Madonna portrait in tatting require only basic tatting skills and are easily adaptable to either shuttle or needle tatting methods.
Unfortunately, I have never seen the antique Spanish tatting book, "Album de Frivolité."
The following information about the Spanish language tatting books is shared with us by Karen Cabrera. Please visit her blog for Spanish language tatting tutorials: http://entrelanzaderas.blogspot.com/2010/10/clases-de-frivolite-tatting-lessons.html
Alexis T-1 Curso Basico de Fribolité. Printed and distributed by Alexis distributor of Peru 9 pages, full color. 5 patterns: hankie, medallions, edging, doily; diagrammed. Detailed instructions on basic techniques. Beginner. the patterns are the same as the ones published in Yusai Shokoin's "Tatting Ideas" Alexis T-2 Curso Avanzado de Frivolité Printed and distributed by Alexis distributor of Peru 9 pages, full color. Detailed instructions on intermediate to advanced techniques. 4 patterns: sachets, medallion, edging. the patterns are the same as the ones published in Yusai Shokoin's "Tatting Ideas" Alexis T-8 Novedades en frivolité printed and distributed by Alexis distributor of Peru 9 pages, full color. 12 Patterns, diagrammed. Doilies, hankie, coasters, window ornaments, collar, vest, ornamental pillows. Beginner to intermediate. Alexis T-9 Diseños en frivolite and distributed by Alexis distributor of Peru 9 pages, full color. 14 Patterns, diagrammed. Collar, doilies, hankies, tablecloth, ornamental pillows. Beginner to advanced. Alexis T-10 Maravillas en Frivolite Printed and distributed by Alexis distributor of Peru 9 pages, full color. 12 patterns, diagrammed. Shawl, window ornament, appliqués, ornamental pillows, tablecloth, doilies, collar.