and inside the package were these
|picture shamelessly stolen from Jon's blog|
These books are very professionally done. The paper is very nice and the publishing is excellent. Jon, your books are wonderful.
Now as to the patterns, oh these are great. Each is done in both text and graphics. With additional instructions if Jon thought necessary.
I would recommend these books to any one from beginner to advanced.
The patterns in Tatting With Rings use rings, chains and the same wrapping technique you would use for split chains. There are a few patterns that use split rings, and nearly all include beads.
The patterns in Tatted Snowflakes utilize rings, chains, split rings and mock rings.
The patterns in Elegant Tatting Gems generally use only the basic rings and chains. There are a couple that have other techniques but they are not difficult. The patterns do twist and turn on themselves a bit, so even advanced tatters should have fun tatting them.
Thanks Jon for such excellent patterns and such lovely books.
I have been tatting, and have 5 projects going at the moment, however, I am not in a position to show anything right now. Once I can, I will show them off.