Thursday, January 24, 2008

My book review

I have been wondering whether to buy this book for ages. On one hand it has a very good review by Gina Buchanan, but on the other I wasn't that keen on the cover picture. Well, never judge a book by it's cover, because this is a wonderful book, with patterns and tips for all levels of tatters. This picture shows a shuttle only edging called "curds and whey" which is so simple but really pretty, and also the flower motif from the front cover. The diagrammes are really well explained and there's a good variety, edgings, motifs, collars and doillies.
I have taken on an Open University course which will be taking up a lot of my time, none-the-less I feel that this book will keep me inspired to do a little bit of tatting whatever the demands on my schedule.

Definitely gets five stars from me! (It was no longer available from Amazon, but if anyone is interested I found it at Handy Hands.)


Tattycat said...

Oh no. Now I have to buy another book! Good luck with the course.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

This is my absolute favorite book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Jane Eborall said...

All Mary's books are excellent. I honestly can't pick a favourite and would recommend all of them.

zarina said...

Thank you for the reference - I will try to search for it here.

I too am enrolled in Open University but should be finishing in September 2008. Good Luck!

TattingChic said...

This book is great, I agree. I have it and it is one of my favorite tatting books. Mary Konior has such pretty designs. I have really enjoyed tatting from it as it is visually rewarding even as your tat. The patterns are gorgeous plain or spiced up with some color.