12 Tatted Fairy-Tales
  • Publisher: Akacia
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 October 2005
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9788778470898
  • Stock: This title is available to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
  • Size: 257x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 64
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £8

12 Tatted Fairy-Tales

£8.00

by Inga Madsen

This title is available to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Please be aware that, if you purchase this book, you will be charged now even though the book may take a while to get to you.

Book Description

In this book the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and tatting are combined in the most charming way. The author has selected 12 fairy tales and illustrated them with the most lovely and fantastic designs made in tatting. The book includes extracts from the fairy tales, beautiful pictures from the Museum of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense, and clear visual patterns of the tatted designs.

Table of Contents

Introduction
About H.C. Andersen
H.C. Andersen's Study
The Princess and the Pea
The Fir Tree
Clumsy Hans
The Sweethearts
The Ugly Duckling
Thumbelina
The Tinder-box
The Shepherdess and The Sweep
Ole-Luk-Oie
The Money-box
The Snowman
The Teapot
Technique
Explanations of signs
Materials
Explanation of symbols

Reviews

NEW STITCHES

Iss 153, Dec 05

From the home of Hans Christian Andersen come these fun motifs inspired by his famous fairy tales that tatters will adore!

Each design is introduced with an extract from the relevant fairy tale. Along with the 'mood' shots taken at Andersen's house, there are full page, clear colour photographs of the tatting opposite the pattern to be followed. The book is for people who already tat, as it really is a craft that needs to be shown to you so beginners should find someone to introduce the basics before tackling any of the designs. There are explanations though for more complex manoeuvres.

This is a collection of 12 fun and unusual motifs inspired by fairy tales, including Thumbelina, The Snow Man and The Tinderbox, but particular favourites have to be The Princess and The Pea, and The Ugly Duckling. Even if you are unfamiliar with some of the tales, it is an excellent resource for out of the ordinary designs. For example, the Fir Tree design is perfect for Christmas and there's a piggy bank full of coins too!

The designs also incorporate beads and sequins which make for interesting and fun patterns that tatters will find hard to resist.



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