Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
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Greenup Illinois 62428-3016 USA
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Tatting Book Reviews: "What's New!"


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.


Snowdrops, snowflakes, and Christmas ball covers, doilies and runners and other "normal" tatted lace pieces are featured. However, I found truly interesting the basinet bedspread which used large, soft white thread forming rather ordinary round centers. The pattern was lifted from ordinary to extraordinary by the addition of yellow centers embroidered in a Brazilian style bullion stitch. Extremely well done were the pillow cases with white work embroidery surrounding insets of tatted lace cutwork. Just beautiful!



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Georgia Seitz

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