Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another sneak peek at Branching Encapsulation

I am getting so excited as the end of this project is now in sight. This has been one of the most challenging tasks I have ever undertaken. Writing a book that is not just a tatting pattern book, but one that teaches a new technique as well, has almost driven me completely mental. I have been working on this essentially since 2007 when I first came up with the idea.
Designing is easy....communicating a pattern so that someone else can easily tat it is NOT EASY AT ALL!!!! But I do believe the goals I set for myself have been achieved as far as this particular project is concerned, so HALLELUJAH!

Now let me set the record straight. People keep asking me, "Have you ever heard of Helma Siepmann?"... As if! ((Ummmm YES!!!!)) I have both her books and NOOOOO, this is not regular encapsulation. Her books are fantastic, I highly recommend them but please understand my book is not a repeat of hers. You could say that my book is a step BEYOND Helma! So now you know!


Alright, so I reread this post and it may be coming accross as a little "ranty". Sorry, that is not my intent. I am in a silly mood today as you can tell by the many ALL CAP words up there. That, and I am overly excited about this book!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

A LOT of designers have done branching encapsulation and there are a number of books that teach the technique. However, there is always room for another one. I look forward to seeing your ideas in print. Congratulations on your progress!

McSace said...

I can't way to see your book! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at the things you make. (I REALLY love the blue and white ceramic mug and shuttles you make, especially the ones with the doilies on them!). I didn't think you sounded ranty. You do sound excited though! I'm so happy for you that something you spent SO much time on is finally coming together. Congrats!!!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hi Ruth,
Please give me the names of those books as I have never seen them. Also, Georgia Seitz helped me coin the term "Branching Encapsulation". If you have heard of it elsewhere I really need to know. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

I can't WAIT for this book!!1! A new technique is always something to look forward to. I'm thinking of tatted jewelry that I would actually wear.

Pat Greninger said...

Looking forward to your form of encapsulation. Your picture of what you have done is lovely.

Suztats said...

This is exciting! I look forward to your new book!

Fox said...

This is so pretty! Looks like 'sculpting with thread,' something I have often wondered about and now you have done it!
Fox : ))

Ladytats said...

it was interesting testing for you. it certainly opens up some interesting ideas.

Margarets designer cards said...

I am looking forward to your new book, I am sure whatever you have put in it, it will be brilliant.
Margaret