Monday, July 12, 2010

It's here!!!





The title of my new book is
"Up and Tat 'Em"

This is my 2nd tatting pattern book - 28 pages, over a hundred color photos. Here's what is in it:
  • "Five Petal Pendant"
  • "Grand Aura" earrings
  • "Beguile" set of necklace, bracelet, and earrings
  • "Fancy Closures" (frogs)
  • "Atom" pendant
  • "Belle" pendant
  • "Wondrous Window" stained glass effect pendants (3 variations), bracelet (or bookmark), and earrings
This book is the same size and general format as Boutique Tatting with even more photos.

This book is written from a shuttle tatter's point of view. My projects do tend to be a bit "off the beaten path" and challenging, so I recommend this book for folks who already know the basics of shuttle tatting. Of course, I said the same thing about Boutique Tatting, and clever needle tatters have told me they've enjoyed my patterns as well.
A little promo for the printer:My books are printed at PrintGraphix, 4749 S. 76th St., Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220. They do a great job of printing and are wonderful people, too!
Available in my Etsy Shop.

Thank you so much to everyone for your wonderful encouragement, which has given me the energy to complete the Up and Tat 'Em book.

30 comments:

***Jon**** said...

Congratulations!

I would have ordered immediately if not for the fact that I had only just placed orders for two books a few minutes ago, :)

Fox said...

Wow! Congrats - it looks wonderful.
Fox : )

shannon_in_love said...

beautiful work!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to get my copy! Do you autograph? : )

yarnplayer said...

Thanks :-D

I'll autograph if people ask. Lately I've been putting in a sticky note with my signature on that when I wasn't sure if people wanted it autographed or not.

God's Kid said...

Looks awesome!!! :)

trh said...

Ohh! I just bought it before even reading the comments. Would you autograph mine? The order is for Teresa and just went thru at 9:27 eastern time. I've admired your work (both thread and patterns) for a long, long time. I finally bought some thread and have been having a terrific time with it!

Suztats said...

Wonderful that your new book has arrived! Now I have to start saving. Congratulations!

wickedtats said...

yay! I've been WAITING! I've ordered mine already! Yay!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TypsTatting said...

Congratulations it looks like a beautiful book!

Eliz (tatknot) said...

I love the title and it looks really well illustrated.

Shirl said...

Congrats, the book looks really nice.

Kelly said...

WooHoo, Congratulations!

Pimu said...

Congratulations for your new book! :D It looks beautiful!

am I still me? said...

WooHoo!!!!!!!

Isdihara said...

Congratulations on your new book, and I love the title!

Will this be available for sale at Palmetto Tat Days? (I only ask as I just made a big tatting purchase and my hubby would KILL me if I spent another dime before Tat Days.)

If not, then I will hatch a plan to free up the necessary funds as soon as I can. I have been waiting, like WicketTats!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is a fabulous accomplishment! I'm quite envious of your ability to do this! All of your work is SO professional - from the designing to the tatting to the writing of instructions (an art in itself), the photography, and finally, the publishing!

The 'Big' magazines should be very worried about the power of the individual today to bypass them entirely and to self-publish! It's a marvelous age we live in!

Congratulations, many times over!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

Isdihara, no, I won't have anything at Tat Days this year.

Kathy Niklewicz, yes, it is really a marvelous age we live in. If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I'd be publishing my own books and shipping them all over the world, I'd have said they were crazy, LOL!

tat-ie said...

hi! i'm a big fan of yours ; i think your work is terrific and i'd kill to know how to dye threads as beautifully as you do. since i'm on a killing-diet at the moment, i'll just try and make the wonderful pieces you published (THANKS) in your books.
question: if your 2 books are ordered at the same time, is the shipping cost the same or is it possible to have it a bit reduced?
anyway i can wait to have them, they look amazing!

Tatskool said...

Congrats, it looks fab.

Tattin' Kat said...

Congrats!!! Looks great.

Carolivy said...

I just ordered my copy! Can I have your autograph please? Your work is such a total inspiration!

Krystle said...

Congratulations on such an accomplishment! Your designs are so original and lovely!

tat-ie said...

Hi
thank you so much for your tips concerning dying
i have just ordered your 2 books. they now need to cross the ocean to reach me but i can say i'm really impatient start your new projects
by the way, a neighbour of mine told me that she knew about your work too, so you can say that your famous in the south of France!!!
;) what about your third book?§?§ :)

andrea j said...

Congratulations!
Beautiful book!

Lily said...

I've got to get my hands on this book (well, maybe just a copy :-P)! thanks for finally making it available!!

Anonymous said...

Love this book but need to know which thread to order for the 'Wondrous Window'. Been trying to find it on upir etsy shop but running out of time so please can you help. Thanks......Susan

yarnplayer said...

To make the Wondrous Window pendant you'll need size 20 thread in black plus a multicolor variegated to get the stained glass effect. Any bright multicolored thread will look nice. But if you are wondering what I used in my models in the book I used hand dyed from the Corsage, Garden Afternoon, Rhubarb Pie, Roses, and Nightwind batches. But really any bright multicolored thread works out beautifully for these pendants - there are some good choices in Lizbeth, too.

mecca said...

i am starting tatting i do well with needle got shuttle what do you suggest i like your book. and designs did you make them yourself. if so how can i make my own?

Marilee Rockley said...

mecca, the designs in my book are all ones I made up myself. It sounds like you have many tatting questions, so a good place to get many answers and learn a lot about tatting would be to join the online guild, Intatters