Monday, November 12, 2007

Debuting my first Tatting Book

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It is finally here! Thank you all for your encouragement and patience.
If you haven't already guessed, the first book is all about butterflies.
I will release my other more advanced patterns next year when I can get some help from the "tatting guru's that be" on how to write up my new technique.

Anyhow, this book was a year and a half in the making. I am so happy it is finally finished. I had no idea of the the unforseen complications that would arise in an undertaking such as this. I learned ever so much and I am very proud of the final product.
I was uncompromising in it's production process and I think I drove a few people crazy.
Awhile back I asked members of the etatters group what they look for in a tatting book and I took into consideration and applied the wonderful answers I received.

Here is what you can expect from this book.
It has a range of skill levels from beginner to advanced.
You get 12 beautiful patterns (or up to 21 variations if you choose half butterflies).

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Each tatting pattern has fully written instructions, glorious close-up color photos of each tatted piece, and each pattern is fully diagrammed as well.
This book is 29 pages.
It has a combbind so that the book lays flat when you need it to.
It has a gorgeous thick glossy cover....(that I spent two weeks painting over and over and ended up using the first draft afterall.) Hee hee
I used only the best paper available. It is the kind of paper that calendars are made out of.....nothing but the best!
As you can see in the photo above I am letting you see every pattern that is included in the book beforehand.

You can buy it right now using the paypal button to the right!

It will also be available in my Etsy shop but will cost an extra $1 to cover listing and commission fees.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Oooh! I'm so excited! I haven't finished tatting a butterfly yet, but I love reading your patterns... I guess I'm still too excited about collecting!

yarnplayer said...

Congratulations, Sherry!

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on the book! I am so excited for you. I'm going to have to go talk to Santa about his shopping list! I thought I recognized that first draft.

Gina said...

Kudos! A book, even one pattern, is a lot of work. The flutters look lovely. Wishing you much success!
:-) Gina

BJ said...

AS I was taught (many moons ago) anything worth doing is worth doing well.
Kudos on taking that approach to you Butterflies Book - which I ordered! LOL
If I may request, will you sign my book?
I visit your site often and must got to etsy and order some threads.
hugs, BJ in NM, USA

Linda S Davies said...

Well done, Sherry, I know what it is like to publish. Anyone who hasn't done it won't realise the anguished processes we go through!
Congratulations tat girl!!!