1 July 2011

More about the books

Today I'm showing you the two most exciting finds in the collection.  Not exciting in looks but pretty darn good in content.

Both are Dutch.  For that reason I wrote to Riet to tell her about it and she said this:-
"There are three books about tatting from ESKA and also a bobbin lace book.  I have those books all 4 The first tatting book is the book I bought when I was 17 years old in that book is the oval dolly That I tatted for my Moeke (mum) for mothers day."

The second one is more of a leaflet and the front cover has been damaged.  Nonetheless the contents are good and there are some interesting netting patterns which I'm hoping to find time to do too.  Actually I'm not sure if this is Dutch or German so I'll have to ask Riet about that!!!!


miscellanea said...

Hello Jane,
nice finds. The booklets are great. The third one is an old German booklet, which I own myself (mine is not complete, some pages are lost). Enjoy Yours! The patterns are very nice.

Margarets designer cards said...

Oooooh what lovely patterns and great books,

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Jane, that was one fantastic eBay find! It will be fun to see which designs you try out!

Tatfully Yours said...

You have all the luck with e-Bay!! Good for you!!

Fox said...

Nice hunting, Super- Sleuth!
Fox : )

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I love seeing the old publications, even though I was not able to learn to tat from them way back when. At least I finally did learn by the 1990s - by being shown!

The photos of the hand positions in the vintage books (in all languages, apparently) are just as mysterious to me today as they were then. I couldn't quite understand what was happening with the thread! When I found out how 'easy' tatting really is (once I got past the 'flip') I couldn't believe it!

Are all of those doilies tatted? Amazing stuff.

zenuwpees said...

Je hebt een heel mooie blog.De oorhangers zijn heel mooi.Groetjes Marie-Claire

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