I love this book. It is helpful for a beginner or an experienced tatter. I bought this one as a gift for a friend who would like to learn how to shuttle tat, i already had a copy and use it.
Don't be shocked by the small size. This book is packed with so many hints AND pictures. I can't wait until after the holidays to sit down and actually read it instead of glancing at different pages.
This is a must-have book for anybody who is learning to tat or wants to tat. It has easy-to-understand instructions on many different tatting techniques and simple diagrammatic patterns. It also has a great section on the history of tatting. While I love this book, it was shipped to me in a flimsy envelope. The paperback book suffered damage during the shipping process. When I opened the envelope, I was disappointed to see that the book was bent quite severely along the spine in several different places. As a result, the book didn't look new at all. It might have been a used copy, for all I know. I will not be purchasing any paperback books from Overstock ever again. I should have bought this book from a specialty lace shop because I know they would have done a better job with the shipping. Don't be a sucker like me and fall for Overstock's free shipping.
My frustration was that the afghan for which I purchased the book, the one shown on the cover, was made with a discontinued yarn before the book was published and the writers even said so. The offered no alternatives. If the book had been dated it would be understandable, but ithey went to press knowing it couldn't be duplicated creating a lot of frustration for me who wanted what I saw.
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