I do not remember a conversation about tatting specifically with a woman named Mary; I talk to lots of people during a day at work and I have mentioned to MANY people that I am always on the lookout for old shuttles and patterns and folks tell me lots of tales about their tatting relatives and so forth. Mary must have told me that she would have a look. She did.
When I got to work yesterday, a parcel was waiting for me. And a note:
The contents of the package:
The same day, I received this in the mail!
I have been waiting....
'Let's Tat' is a wonderful book - considered vintage - self-published in 1979. I read about this on Ambitatterous's blog and found it online at a great price. ( Usually, it is hideously expensive) I was very lucky! Every good word written about it is true!
If you can possibly procure a copy of this fantastic tatting book composed of 332 pages chock-full of instructions, pictures. patterns, stories and information about tatting, you will not be disappointed.
Here is how an error in a word was corrected. Angeline Crichlow published one hundred copies.
This correction technique puts a whole different spin on self-publishing!
Now, on to The Featherline Snowflake as seen on top of the book. I could not get the instructions right. Dyslexia won. I had to change the pattern instructions. Probably I should have just e-mailed Jon, but I was lazy and just kept trying to fix it. It seems to be okay now. Anybody else notice a problem? Maybe there is an update on the pattern I missed.
Heather's having a great giveaway at her blog to celebrate her birthday. Check it out!Anon,