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November 30 2017 Tatting Newsletter

Nominations for the Top Ten Tatting Books

Back in 2007 I made this list of the top ten tatting books with the help of the tatters in the Online Tatting Class. This list was used in building up the book reviews in the tatting column of the BellaOnline.com website.


1. The Complete Book of Tatting   Rebecca Jones
2. The works of Mary Konior (especially "Tatting with Visual Patterns")
3. The works of Judi Banashek (Impeccable Tatting, Advanced Tatting Techniques)
4. The works of Elgiva Nicholls
5. The works of Mlle. Riego
6. The works of Anne Orr
7. The works of Helma Siepman
8. A variety of Japanese Tatting Books various designers during the last decade
9. The patterns of the Workbasket magazine 60+ years in pub.
10. The wonderful vintage "10-cent" books
Coats & Clark, Lily, The Star Books, The American Thread Company,
The Spool Cotton Company etc.

11. Tied
Christmas Angels and other patterns Mona (Monica) Hahn
The works of the online tatting class, 1999-present
The Illustrated Dictionary of Tatting Judith Connors

12. Tied
Dover pubs such as those edited by Rita Weiss, Julia Sanders, Mary Carol Waldrep etc.
The works of Rosemary Peel
Mini-Tats Patty Duff
Tatting Patterns Lyn Morton
Tatting Patterns & Design Blomqvist & Persson
Tatting Collage Lindsay Rodgers
The works of the Modern Priscilla, Priscilla 1,2, and 3
The works of Norma Benporath
The works of Angeline Crichlow
The works of Ruth Scharf (OCCHI, OCCHI 2 : Neue Blaetter)

13. Tied
All New Knotless Tatting Dora Young
The needle tatting books of Barbara Foster
Tatting with Tatsy Carol Winandy

14. Tied
The works of Emmy Liebert
The works of the Ring of Tatters esp ROT's Tatting 2000
Beanile Nina Libin
Tatting To de Haan van Beek
Occhi Hilda Schleip
Forget Knot Alaska Dianna Stevens
Tatted Ornaments Terry McGuffin
Tatting: A New Look at the Old Art of Making Lace Lael Morgan
Tatting, The contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle Rhoda Auld

15. Tied
Tatting for the Beginner Nettie Lou Stafford Shipp
A Tatter's Workbook Anon.
The works of Ruth Perry
The works of Pam Palmer
Tatting with Friends G. Seitz, ed.

and the list goes on...
But, since I began writing for the tatting column on BellaOnline.com I have added 138 tatting book reviews.

There are so many wonderful new tatting books I get way too excited just thinking of them all. And there are more tatting designers with new books every week. It is a marvelous age for tatters to be active.

But would I change that list? Not much but I would certainly add more titles to it.
These are some of the titles I would add to our "must have" list.

Edwige Renaudin - La Frivolité aux Navettes
Edwige Renaudin, "La Frivolité aux Navettes, Les Bases Fondamentales Perfectionnées Vol. 1" published by éditions didier carpentier, 2012, HB, more than 1000 photos and illustrations http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22678.asp

Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting K Bovard

Karen Bovard's new book "Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting" 2017 is both an eye-opener and a page-turner with physically correct 6-point snowflakes!


Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz
Jan Stawasz's second book was released. This sequel to his "Tatting Theory and Patterns" was certainly worth the wait. It is a wonderful example of traditional style tatting.

And, there are so many more.
Tatting books in so many languages.

Hmm, perhaps this can help you with your Christmas wish list??
Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting K Bovard Karen Bovard's new book "Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting" 2017 is both an eye-opener and a page-turner with physically correct 6-point snowflakes!


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Georgia Seitz, Tatting Editor http://tatting.bellaonline.com One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com

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