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January 2 2012 Tatting Newsletter

Happy New Year to all Tatters Everywhere!

Recently posted was an English-German list of tatting terms (http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art29867.asp). You may want to print it off and keep it handy when exploring the world of tatting books in the German language.

A group of tatters (http://www.georgiaseitz.com) is working many patterns from the Emmy Liebert books this fall. Her books are written in German and printed in the fraktur font which is very difficult for many to decipher. New models and diagrams are being added weekly to the page: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/emmyliebert/liebertproject.html.

Free downloads are available: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/3137.asp http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/emmyliebert/liebertbk1reprint.pdf http://antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/LiebertShiffchen2.pdf

The BURDA magazine, ANNA, is familiar to tatters and needleworkers around the world. BURDA also published specialty books on tatting in German and English. http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/burdatatting.html http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/burdaocchi.html
Burda OCCHI Die Schiffchenspitzen der Frau
Eleonore Endrucks-Leichtenstern, (German) Leipzig, Germany, Beyers Handarbeitsbücher 9, 1922 Free downloads are available: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/3137.asp http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/eleonoreendrucks-leichtensternschiffchenspitzenbook1920.pdf http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/endrucksinsertsdiagrams.pdf

Here's a book that not ever I have seen. I'm looking forward to it being posted in the public domain next year.
Look for it on the page http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/3137.asp in 2012.
Frivolitäten und Knüpfarbeiten --Edith Wallach and Margarete Lang, (German) Berlin, Germany 1923, Ullstein Handarbeitsbücher 12.
Mizi Donner and Carl Schnebel's book from 1913 is still in print. Handarbeiten wie als Grossmutters Zeit (Hand work like in Grandmother's time) also listed as Ich Kann Handarbeiten (I Can do Handwork)---see German Tatting Patterns http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/donnerschnebel.jpg

I've been searching for copies of these two books for decades. Tina Frauberger and her husband taught tatting to persons blinded during World War 1. The onion ring construction is often found in her designs. Handbuch der Schiffchenspitze (vol. 1 1917) and (vol. 2 1921) -- Frau Tina Frauberger (1917, 1921) German.

And don't miss Helma Seipmann. I can't say enough good things about the work of Helma Siepmann. I met her when publishing my fifth book of tatting patterns, "Tatting with Friends" (Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series.) She first published a series of 8 booklets as separate lessons in learning her technique while her first hardback edition was out of print. Then both a new book with everything in it and an English edition followed
Kreatives OCCHI (Tatting Innovations) --Helma Siepmann (English)
Kreatives Occhi (Start Tatting Creatively)- Helma Siepmann (German)
Review: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/hstatnew.html.
This is the original hardback book translated into English.

And there is a manual in the style of the work of the famous German tatting designer, Helma Seipman, by tatters whom I believe are her former students. This entire book is dedicated to free form tatting and concentrates on the formation of picture tatting composed of floral motifs. Absolutely inspirational for the tatter ready to work outside the realm of patterns. 64 pages, fantastically bright and beautiful color photographs on all but about 9 pages, in German. Kreatives Occhi--Gaby Dandliker & Antoinette Frei-Hofmann
{Ed's note: All books mentioned were acquired for my personal tatting reference libary or are in the processed of being researched.)
Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

German Tatting Terms
A list of common tatting terms in both English and German.


French Tatting Terms
A list of common tatting terms in English with abbreviations and the French equivalent.


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