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Saturday, 22 October 2022

treble happyness!

Treble tatting is now part of a published book! 


At the moment it is only in Italian, and available on Amazon: https://amzn.eu/d/4MlEOyX

I think the title can be translated like this: "Tatting is a serious matter". That is funny but there's a good reason, because I found an Italian book, from 1941, where tatting is described by this phrase: "they say that is not a serious thing" - I wrote about it in the introduction of the book and also in an old blog post of mine (https://ninettacaruso.blogspot.com/2017/05/are-you-serious.html). 

There are three chapters: the first covers the history of tatting, mainly from an Italian viewpoint. There are many contradictions and stereotypes about tatting, often confused (by non-tatters) with bottonhole stitch or with the "Fiandra a tre paia" bobbin lace. Some people cannot accept needle tatting. Also, just because we usually say that tatting has only 2 stitches, someone thinks that tatting is meagre. Sometimes it is not even classified as Lace! Alessandra Caputo writes in her foreword: "..., if on one hand needle and bobbin lace are indicated as laces with a capital L, on the other hand there are a whole series of laceworks considered "minor", sometimes with a history not less long and prestigious, which from a technical point of view are undoubtedly self-supporting and therefore can be rightly defined as lace." Phew! Thanks Alessandra!! 😊

In the second chapter there is the treble tatting. I improved my drawings for showing how to tat the treble stitch - and there are links to my videos, easily accessible thanks to qrcodes; I've used a free QR Code Generator: http://goqr.me/

The third chapter contains detailed instructions, pictures and diagrams for the Swirling Butterflies doily pattern. Maybe, some of you remember that I've shared here in my blog the first 3 rounds, and few people had tatted it. For example:

Jane McLellan (https://janemactats.blogspot.com/2018/09/butterflies-tethered.html);

Muskaan (https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/search/label/swirling%20butterflies)

You can find my old blogposts about this doily, all posts with label: swirling butterflies 

 
This beauty is a gift for a good friend! Many thanks to Alessandra Caputo (www.merlettoitaliano.it) to help make this book a reality.

And many thanks to Muskaan (for her foreword, and for the many tips and improvements, beyond my requests) and Paola Bevilacqua (https://www.facebook.com/legioiedipaola48), who both were so nice to test the doily pattern.

I've sent a gratitude gift to Muskaan and Paola, too! Muskaan was so nice to blog about hers: https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2022/10/evviva-and-ouch.html

The next is a third version of the doily, that I've already given away to a close friend of mine.


Ciao,
Ninetta

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the publication of your book Ninetta. It’s a wonderful contribution to the world of tatting. Tatting that is developing, moving forward and far from a dying or insignificant craft!

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  2. Congratulations on the publishing your book, I know its been hard work, and its another contribution to the world of tatting

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    1. Thank you!!!!! All this is happening also thanks to your precious help and support! :X We are sharing beautiful tatting adventures, aren't we?

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    2. Whenever hubby receives a notification that one of our shared files is being edited by you, he tells me what a dictator I am to put 'the poor girl to work' 😁 Just yesterday I was telling him it is only because we work so well as a team that all this has been possible through so many years. I am truly thankful for You. 🥰

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  4. Congratulations!!! :)
    I loved learning your treble tatting technique!! ;)

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  5. Congratulations on the book! I put it on my Christmas wishlist for the kids. They took Italian in High School. I just may annoy them by asking them to translate!!

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  6. Many congratulations on being a published author! So exciting, I'm delighted for you and wish you much success with the book.

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta