This is the latest title from esteemed tatter Lyn Morton and contains a fantastic array of exquisite pieces to create. Each design is carefully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams. This practical and informative book showcases the use of this accessible and thriving craft, ideal for creating fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.
Tatting beautifully enhances clothes, jewelry, soft furnishings, and other accessories. Explore the potential of this centuries-old craft with a collection of charming, innovative designs. More than 40 original patterns, shown in color photographs and diagrams, will enchant you. “This excellent collection of designs is recommended for public libraries.”—Library Journal.
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 by showing beautiful color step-by-step photos, diagrams and written instructions. Included are 4 necklace & earring set designs, all using size 10 crochet thread and beads.
A beautiful and detailed introduction to tatting! With the growing interest in lace, New Tatting is a fantastic book for getting started in the craft. Tatting is a means of creating lace by looping threads together using tiny shuttles and your fingers (with occasional help from a crochet hook). It creates dainty chains and edgings as well as single motifs and is used to edge and decorate textiles and clothing, as jewelry, or as large-scale lace projects in itself. Tatting is getting new respect in the crafting world as people discover its traditional beauty while giving it a more modern inflection. In New Tatting, you will explore modern color and a fresh approach to tatting with incredible step by-step photos and beautiful projects. This book appeals to people who have never tatted before as well as tatters looking for something new and inspirational. Anyone interested in making lace will find that New Tatting offers everything needed to get started.
In Contemporary Tatting: New Designs from an Old Art, Judith Connors has combined new approaches to tatting with traditional ones to create fifteen exciting new projects. She concentrates on modern designs while embracing traditional techniques such as central mock ring, split ring, pearl tatting and needle tatting. In simple language Judith explains a range of techniques and with easy-to-follow instructions demonstrates how to create wonderful jewellery and other beautiful articles, including a wedding garter, a delicate rose and a table runner. Each project is illustrated in full colour and includes handy tips to improve your tatting. The great variety of projects in this collection means there will be something to appeal to tatters of all ages and experience. Book jacket.
Learn the beautiful art of tatting with clear, detailed video instruction from renowned tatting author and designer Janette Baker. Tatting has been around for more than 200 years and continues to be a treasured needlecraft and art many crocheters, knitters, and other stitchers enjoy. Janette's method of teaching traditional shuttle tatting applies to both right- and left-handed people. With just a few basic supplies in hand, Janette clearly and easily demonstrates for you all the beginning tatting skills and techniques, including tatting supplies you'll need and how to read tatting patterns and charts, properly hold and wind the shuttle and thread, tat the double stitch, create tatted rings, add picots to rings, join rings together, tat consecutive rings into pretty trims, make chains, and add beads to tatting. When you complete this video class, you'll have gained the confidence and knowledge to venture out into the wonderful world of tatting and start making your own beautiful lace projects! This class includes eight exclusive tatting projects for trims, jewelry, flower adornments, cards, and much more. No previous crochet or needlework experience is needed to take and enjoy this beginner-level class. The DVD is both PC and MAC compatible and can also be played on Region 1 DVD players.
Author: Michael Conforti
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release Date: 1994-01
"This book examines advances in architecture, design, and painting in a region widely recognized for its contribution to the Arts and Crafts and Prairie School movements. It features the work of many well-known American artists, including the architects Cass Gilbert, Harvey Ellis, Frank Lloyd Wright, Purcell and Elmslie, ceramicist and Arts and Crafts philosopher Ernest Batchelder, and the painters Homer Dodge Martin and Alexander Fournier. The six essays also focus on the ceramic and metalwork production of the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis, the Craftshouse of John Bradstreet, and American Indian art and artifacts created both for native and white use at the time." "Alan Lathrop discusses Minnesota architecture by combining his knowledge of architectural practitioners of the time with an awareness of international stylistic trends, particularly the tradition of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in this first overview of the state's architecture of the period ever published. Michael Conforti and Jennifer Komar link the development of retailing in the late nineteenth century to the interior design practice and Arts and Crafts production of John Bradstreet. Thomas O'Sullivan provides a study of Robert Koehler, one of the region's most respected painters, while he reviews the work of over two dozen of the state's other painters working at the time." "The special communal nature of Minnesota's artistic life is emphasized in Marcia Anderson's contribution. Her study of the Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis presents years of archival research on the Guild which she presents in the context of the international Arts and Crafts movement. Mark Hammons provides the first monograph ever published on the architectural partnership of Purcell and Elmslie, the most commissioned architects of the Prairie School after Frank Lloyd Wright. Hammons analyzes the team-centered working process of the firm and relates their creative process and formal vocabulary to the contemporary metaphysical discourse that was the foundation of their architectural philosophy. Louise Lincoln and Paulette Molin study the nature of relationships between whites and the Chippewa and Dakota Indians in their discussion of native material culture. Lincoln and Molin decode a complex, nuanced cultural interchange embodying both traditional and assimilationist trends. Their essay is the first in-depth examination of the range of American Indian art from this region; one that considers both objects crafted for native use and those produced for the tourist market."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Queen Victoria of Great Britain made a tremendous impact on the world, so much so that the era of her reign was given her name. Items from the Victorian period have a reputation for beauty and elegance, which is why they are such popular collectibles. This one-of-a-kind reference covers the beautiful jewelry of the Victorian Age, from 1837 to 1901. Gemologist C. Jeanenne Bell offers collectors this fascinating all-color exploration of the illustrious age and the elegant jewelry that is produced. Decade by decade, Bell reveals how the fashion of the time influenced the style of jewelry, and how innovations in manufacturing affected jewelry production. Jewelry listings provide current marketplace values, and also cover American and French jewelry styles from the time. Over 1,000 color pictures and illustrations convey the true beauty of Victorian era jewelry it produced.
This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to lace and lace making, with information on bobbin, filet, needle-point, netting, tatting, and much more besides. Written in plain language and full of useful tips, “A Compendium of Lace-Making” is highly recommended for those with little previous experience. Although old, the information contained within this book is timeless, and will be of considerable utility to the modern reader. Contents include: “Bobbin Lace”, “ Bobbin Lace—The Foundation Stitches”, “Bobbin Lace—'Sewing' and 'Bars'”, “Bobbin Lace—'Raised Work'; 'Meshes'”, “Bobbin Lace—'Fillings'”, “Bobbin Lace Torchons”, “Bobbin Lace—Motifs”, “Ecclesiastical Lace”, “Filet Lace”, “Needle-Point Lace”, “Needle-Run Lace”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on lace.