Youko Hatakeyama's Flower Motif Tatting Lace
Tatted Blossoms for Spring
Nothing says "Spring!" like flowers. And with tatted flowers you can keep that springtime
feeling all year long.
Flower Motif Tatting Lace by Yuuko Hatakeyama
This new book is a knock out! The cover is simply stunning. It features a completely tatted jacket done in white with pastel colored roses and with 3/4 length sleeves. Even the button closures are tatted roses! A trellis like insertion has tatted roses blooming on the outer edges. Done in darker colors this delicate jacket is prefect for any special occasion like an evening out, or a bridal shower, garden party, even cherry blossom viewing.
The author, Youko Hatakeyama, who is new to me, published this book this year, 2016.
It is paper bound and has 24 pages, 9.5" x 7" or 25mm x18mm. The pages and projects
are in full color, even the diagrams. And, it is bilingual, Japanese and English side by side.
A two-page photo tutorial in the front of the book shows the construction of the basic
flower used in several patterns. Other patterns are earrings, necklace, purse, scarf and the
lovely tatted jacket from the cover. In the second part of the book, motifs with fluffy
multiple picots on the edges are featured in another scarf and tatted vests.
Just a note. Yuoko Terachi whose books were reviewed recently began her own publishing house. Youko Hatakeyama's book is a first appearance edition published by her. I admire her efforts to establish her own publishing company and to support the tatting community by publishing the tatting works of other tatting designers. WTG!
Note: I received this book as a birthday gift this year. G. Seitz
PS:This book is now available, $35 + postage.
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