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November 30 2015 Tatting Newsletter

Hello Tatters,

Sadly, I have had news of the passing two lovely tatters from Japan.

Mituko Ikuta of 'Ikuta picots'
Tatting & Bead Tatting 1 Mitsuko Ikuta (Japanese)
Tatting & Bead Tatting 2 Mitsuko Ikuta (Japanese)
Tatting and Beads Book 3 Mitsuko Ikuta (Japanese)
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Mituko Ikuta's Shuttle Lace - Tatting  Bead Tatting

Ms. Ikuta's third book of tatting which contains good solid traditional patterns as well as charming and whimsical motifs and collages, was a favorite of mine. Most important are the photos and diagrams examining the use of long picots and the picot gauge and the rings/chains made with two shuttles creating huge picots crossing several double stitches, a most intriguing effect! The section on beaded pearl/padded tatting is also very informative.


Japanese Needle Tatting Toshiko Takashima

Japanese Style Hook Tatting developed by Toshiko Takashima who born at Osaka, Japan. A talented designer she learned tatting, knitting from sisters at childhood and later learned Ribbon embroidery from Shizue Sanda, French embroidery from Leonie Miura, Knitting from Yasuko Uga and Continuity lace from Kazuko Yamashita.

1974 Published the book "Takashima Tatting".
1976 Performed tatting on NHK( Japan broadcast) TV program FujinHyakka at Feb Held Work Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department store.
1978 Received a patent for hook tatting tool called Takashimabari and also patent received for Hook tatting method of chain by using Takashimabari.
1980 Published the book "Hook Tatting" from Vogue Nippon.
1986 Held the Work Exhibition at Junkudo at Paris.
1998 Attended at Ring of Tatters tatting day at England and introduced Takashima tatting.
2008 Joined Horstmar International Tatting Exhibition in Germany.
Since 1988 holds the work exhibition at Ashiya city every each year.
Every year she joins the hobby show at Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya.
Member of Ring of Tatters, Japan Tatting Association.

Be sure to look for their books at tatting suppliers and in the secondary market.

Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

A Flight of Angels - Martha Ess
Martha Ess has just released a new book. "A Collection of Angelic Tatting Patterns" is a spiral bound paperback book of 32 pages, 8.5" x 11" in size.


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Georgia Seitz, Tatting Editor http://tatting.bellaonline.com

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