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The Railway Knitting Workbook encourages you to enjoy the journey as you learn new stitches and methods in Tunisian crochet. The workbook begins with the basics and then invites you to experiment with techniques such as Tunisian Mobius, Tunisian Delink and Tunisian Wobbel. The clear instructions will provide crocheters and knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to imagine and create. Explore and discover for yourself how much fun Railway Knitting can be.
Dela Wilkins is known as The Railway Knitter wherever she shares her knowledge of Tunisian crochet. Whether she is on board a train or a ferry, or at a community event, Dela encourages others to pick up a hook and some yarn and try a few stitches. Her user name on Ravelry is Lifecare. Dela is retired and lives in Victoria, BC, Canada.
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Approximately 18 patterns on 24 pages. Patterns are for needle and shuttle tatters, for beginners and up. Patterns are snowflakes and motifs. The snowflakes and motifs can be used to put over satin covered balls and eggs for the holiday season.
The delicate art of tatting requires only a shuttle to produce elegant creations such as those displayed in this volume.
Prize-winning tatting expert Monica Hahn provides patterns for 51 lovely projects―many with a Christmas theme. Intricate but not difficult to master, the designs for these miniature heirlooms include a variety of Christmas tree ornaments: Clover-Leaf Bell, Evergreen Christmas Tree, Star of Leaves, Five-Pointed Star, Rose Ornament, Poinsettia, Spider Web Ornament, and, of course, two splendid Christmas Angels.
Additional patterns in this attractive collection include lovely edgings such as Grape, Crown, Happy Talk, and Merri-Go-Round for “dressing up” napkins, placemats, handkerchiefs, and other items. Still other patterns are perfect for creating lovely collars, bookmarks, picture frames, and a variety of domestic accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and over 60 sharply detailed black-and-white photographs and line illustrations make it easy to create these tatted masterpieces.
Make a statement each time you wear this stunning tatted jewelry. Shuttle tatting is an old craft, and we make it easy in this book with beautiful, full-color step-by-step photos, diagrams, and written instructions. Included are four necklace & earring set designs, all using size 10 crochet thread and beads. Approximately 8 patterns over 28 pages. Includes patterns for four tatted jewelry sets of necklaces, ear rings, and bracelets. Pattern designs have beads and are written in great detail.
Using the block tatting technique to make lots more little animals, birds and insects.
There are 23 patterns in all: hummingbird, dolphin, koala, skunk, butterfly, ferret, dachshund, elephant, raccoon, turtle, sheep, lamb, rhinoceros, hornet, owl, giraffe, gecko, whale, bluebird, grasshopper, fox, alligator, and pig.
The book is digest size, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, and has 32 pages plus cover.
Holidays on the Block is Martha Ess’s sequel to New Critters on the Block, using the block tatting technique to make small motifs with a holiday and seasonal theme.
They make up quickly and are excellent for card enclosures, clothing appliqués, etc.
There are 24 patterns in all: hat, mitten, Valentine heart (with five variations), leprechaun, shamrock, umbrella, daffodil, Easter bunny, ice cream cone, flip-flops, American eagle, patriotic ribbon, maple leaf, pumpkin, bat, skeleton, candy corn, two turkeys, two Santas, two angels, and a Christmas stocking.
The book is digest size, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, and has 32 pages plus cover.
New Critters on the Block is Martha Ess’s first book of original patterns that use the block tatting technique to make small whimsical animals.
There are 23 patterns in all: flamingo, cat, rabbit, brontosaurus, lion, hedgehog, bee, octopus, tiger, stegosaurus, swan, penguin, puppy, dragon, fish, squirrel, songbird, teddybear, frog, goose, bird of paradise, mouse, and a hat. In size 10 thread, the frog measures approximately 1 5/8 x 1 ½ inches, and the stegosaurus 1 1/8 x 2 ¼ inches.
The book is digest size, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, and has 28 pages plus cover.
Playing with Picots by Martha Ess.
This is a book featuring motifs and bookmarks using various decorative picot techniques: long picots, graduated picots, broomstick picots, and Pearl picots, a technique introduced in an 1862 publication, and apparently forgotten since then.
There are 19 patterns in all: 9 bookmarks, 2 hearts (one of them large), 2 angels, 3 snowflakes, a tree, a cross, and an edging with corners.
Patterns are given in both written shorthand form and diagram, and most of the patterns have more than one diagram to show the work in progress. Many of the patterns use split rings. The book includes instructions for using picot gauges, but whether you use a gauge is up to you.
This is a full size comb bound booklet (8 1/2 x 11 inches) with 44 pages plus covers.
Tat’s Amoré is Martha Ess’s quintessential collection of tatted hearts. If you hadn’t guessed by now that hearts are for tatting, then you’re probably close to it now!
This book is made up of groups of heart patterns. Each group has a larger heart motif and one or two smaller coordinating motifs. (One group also has two large size variations.) The group themes include flower bouquets, antique rose, shell, grapes, freeform, and crewel style.
All the large hearts and some of the small ones have split rings. A few of the large ones have split chains as well. (Of course, you can replace a split chain with a regular chain and a cut-and-tie.) Patterns have both written shorthand instructions and diagrams.
This is a full size comb bound booklet (8 1/2 x 11 inches) with 32 pages plus covers.
What goes better together than tatting and tea? Why, nothing, of course! Pick up Martha Ess’s collection of tatted teapot patterns in Tea is for Tatting and you’ll keep your fingers busy for hours while marrying two time-honoured traditions.
This is a book of teapots in various shapes, sizes, and techniques. Full size motifs include Maltese Ring, Antique Rose, Shamrock, Country Garden, and Celtic. There are also four miniature motifs that work up quickly, which are good for card enclosures and small accents. For something really different, there is a three dimensional tea set in block tatting, which includes teapot with lid, creamer, sugar bowl, cup, and saucer. Two of the large motifs also have accompanying creamer, sugar bowl, and cup patterns.
Patterns are given in both written shorthand form and diagram, except for block tatting patterns, which are text only. The three dimensional tea set has several work-in-progress photos.
This is a full size comb bound booklet (8 1/2 x 11 inches) with 36 pages plus covers.
You love fantasy and you love tatting – you can’t go wrong with Flights of Fantasy by Martha Ess, then!
This is a book of fantasy themed patterns. It includes 3 dragons: a regal one, a Chinese one, and a cute baby one. There is a fairy, a Pegasus, a unicorn, and a tatted version of the “Unicorn in Captivity” tapestry. Plus, 4 small block tatting patterns: a mother and baby unicorn, a knight and his lady.
All patterns are written in modern tatting shorthand notation (eg. R: 4 – 4 – 4 – 4 clr RW). All except the block tatting patterns are diagrammed as well.
This is a full sized comb bound booklet (8 1/2″ x 11″) and has 38 pages plus covers.
A Flight of Angels by Martha Ess will have you tatting for the holidays in no time.
Here is a book of 15 angel patterns, large and small. Many are a good size for ornaments, and a few are larger, suitable for framing or applique. There’s a very small one good for enclosing with cards, and even an edging. There’s one with a button, and one with beads, a good variety.
All patterns are written in modern tatting shorthand notation (eg. R: 4 – 4 – 4 – 4 clr RW), and are diagrammed as well.
This is a full sized comb bound booklet (8 1/2″ x 11″) and has 32 pages plus covers.
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