FUN WITH TATTING
MORE FUN WITH TATTING
Karen Bovard has published two books on SPLIT RING TATTING and, apparently there is a third book in the making.
The TECHNIQUES needed are well illustrated and she uses two colours to make the message clearer. There are NO chains in the patterns and you work with two shuttles for the thread sources at the one time. More shuttles are needed in multicoloured patterns.
The PATTERNS are drawn in red and green to show you regular double stitches and green the reverse double stitches, and has arrows to show which direction around the ring to work.
The DESIGNS are geometric and “can be easily manipulated to create bookmarks, edgings, pouches etc in various sizes and shapes” – from the back of her book. There are some celtic style patterns and others that look as though the colours are interlaced.
At the back of More Fun with Split Ring Tatting there are instructions for working the patterns in NEEDLE TATTING.
I was attracted to the book to have something “new” to go in my handbag for those times when you have to sit and wait. Heard about them first on Arachne and purchased both books from “Book Depository”, not sure if they are available locally.
Karen (The ShuttleSmith) has her own website and is a member of Arachne.