February 23 2017 Tatting Newsletter
Although Yuuko's first book had only Japanese text, happily vol. 2, "3D Flower Tatting" and this new volume 3 both have Japanese and English text. The magnificent full color photography for these tatted pieces of jewelry and the unusual new construction called the "wrapped loop" make these dimensional pieces stunning.
The method is called "Yuuko's Push-out Trick" and it is easy to learn with these greatly enhanced photos in the photo tutorial.
Along with the close up detailed photo of the finished pieces, there are diagrams showing the double stitch count.
Using the straight line versus the ovoid teardrop to indicate which type of picot is needed, straight line indicating a picot without beads while the teardrop indicates a beaded picot, is very useful. Additional diagrams show the regular double stitch count and the number of beads per picot.
Yuuko's books are sold internationally by Japan & Asian Tatting lace Shop Aphyu Tatting. The website is http://aphyu-tatting.ocnk.net and it shows a lovely shop and many tatting supplies and books, too. I was so surprised to see for sale a necklace with the tatted flowers covered in gold leaf. And, I discovered that there are also three tatting shuttles decorated with gold leaf for sale. My goodness!
I noticed that among their supplies for Japanese Hook Tatting (Takashima-Bari)style, they have book 3 (as well as books 1 and 2) in their inventory. You may remember the late Toshiko Takashima from an earlier article on this form of tatting.
I also saw some brightly colored Lady Hoare style shuttles listed as "funny shapes." Unconventional but fun.
PS. Here is a list of the most common tatting terms translated in several non-English languages. Included are book reviews or patterns in the respective languages, too. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/373.asp And just in case here is the list of Japanese terms too. http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2011/japaneseenglish.pdf
Note: I gratefully received this new book as a gift from Yuuko Terachi - G. Seitz
There is nothing like a new tatting book to chase away the winter doldrums and give you an excuse to stay inside out of the summer heat. Pick up your shuttles and needles, get a new book and try out the Lizbeth thread. You deserve a treat today.
Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.
Free Form Tatting Collage Just once, throw away the pattern, grab shuttles, needles and thread in several colors and just start tatting. You will be surprised at what falls out of your shuttle or off your needle. Try this simple collage.
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Georgia Seitz, Tatting Editor http://tatting.bellaonline.com One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com
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