1227 CR 1760 E
Greenup Illinois 62428-3016 USA
Three out of print books to watch for Although previously available in the original German, Helma Siepman's two famous books "Start Tatting Creatively" and "Creative Tatting Step by Step" are also available in English. Known in German tatting circles as a master of floral design and encapsulation, Helma's work also appears in Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series "Tatting with Friends."
#10 of the Italian series of tatting books "Il Lavoro Chiacchierino" shows that the Italian tatters have take a step forward in their tatting techniques. Well known for years for their traditional patterns, this tenth issue in the series shows many patterns using two shuttles and tatting the lace in one pass often avoiding the tedious cutting, tying, and hiding of ends. The full color beautiful photography of the Italian pieces is as breathtaking as ever. Particularly striking was the basket of tatted "cherry blossoms" with stems of floral wire encapsulated with thread needle tatting fashion.|