Lace of Beads #21 by Libin & Swank

Lace of Beads #21 by Libin & Swank

NEW! Lace of Beads #21 by Nina Libin & Bonnie Swank

cover of Essential Bead Tatting Part 111-2 Symmetrical Beaded Split Rings (Adapted for Needle Tatting) @2016, Libin & Swank

Great News! Nina Libin's new book on beaded split rings for needle tatting is now available!!!! "Essential Bead Tatting Part 111-2 Symmetrical Beaded Split Rings (Adapted for Needle Tatting) @2016, Libin & Swank"

Nina Libin's first book, "Tatted Lace of Beads The Techniques of Beanile Lace" led us on a journey of discovery and exploration of the many possible combinations of beads, threads, and knots. It examined multiple traditional ways to incorporate beads into shuttle tatting. But that was not enough! Nina wanted to make all the Beanile style patterns available for needle tatters, too.

Nina Libin brought us a new notation form for the placement of the beads. Shuttle tatters began to build up stacks of beads by placing some on the picots and some on the core threads. But needle tatting methods are different and problems arose.

Nina became aware of these problems and worked with Bonnie Swank, an experienced needle tatter, to revise pattern instructions to accommodate needle tatting methods.

sample of beanile beading by Mary Donahue

Chart of beaded tatting by Mary Donahue

Over the years Nina has produced more and more books expanding our understanding of tatting with beads. A list of books #1 - #16 is available here at Please see [url][/url]

A tatted ring may be modified into two section and it is called a split ring. The split ring is normally made in two halves (hence, "split") which may be symmetrical or asymmetrical. On most patterns, the split ring is drawn with a line through it indicating the split or with other crosshatching marks. Identifying the split ring separately allows the tatter's eye to follow the line of progression easily, too. The split ring, used in conjunction with a split chain sometimes, allows the tatter to climb out from the center of the piece of lace or climb from row to row without cutting the thread.

Nina's #20 book delves deep into the experience of creating tatted split rings which are both symmetrical and encrusted with beads. Her tatted jewelry pieces are stunning. The diagrams are large and clear. The split rings are designated by lines drawn across them with the sections tatted by different shuttles marked in color. Easy to read. For needle tatters of all levels of experiecne, this is a must have book.

There is also a companion book for shuttle tatters written by Nina Libin.

I received this book hot off the press direct from my long time friend, Nina Libin. - G. Seitz

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