Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Progress on the book so far


It's going slowly, but now the tatting basics refresher section of the book is done, and I'm working on adding the patterns. The photo shown above is one that went "viral" on my Facebook Page, - it's not Ankars technique, but yes, the pattern will be in the book.

So now October is here, and for me that means no more royalties from my Tatted Jewelry book. My contract with the publisher provided royalties for 2 years, and it has been 2 years already. The publishers are very nice folks and did a lovely job on that book, but since I can actually make more money by self-publishing, that's why I plan on self-publishing this next book that I'm working on. It's because tatting is a niche market (aka underground movement, lol :) that a designer can make more money self-publishing, I'm sure that with more well-known crafts such as knitting or quilting, they are better off with a publisher.

By the way, I just read  Diane's article! It's a terrific review of the different types of tatting shuttles.

Well, I guess that is all I have to report for now, so I'll get back to work on the book.

12 comments:

wickedtats said...

I can't wait for your book!!! How exciting!

Margarets designer cards said...

Looking forward to the book
Margaret

Phyllis said...

Have all your books. They are lovely. I am sure this one will be just as great. Any idea if the Boomerang Earring pattern will be in it (pretty pleeeeeeeeese).

Silvana said...

un lavoro veramente delizioso
complimenti
silvana

Marty said...

Beautiful! I can see another book purchase in my future. Now if I'd just sit down and tat from those books...

Glenna Blomquist said...

You go girl!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm rally looking forward to this book. Of course I need an autographed copy. ;-)

God's Kid said...

Your work is always amazing and even just a picture of a work in progress seems to be inspiring!! Can't wait to see your new book!! :)

Nancy Fuller said...

Any suggestions on books/illustrations to teach myself to tat left-handed? Never could get my Grandmother to even try to teach me :-(

Marilee Rockley said...

For left handed tatting how-to, you may want to watch TattedTreasures left-handed tatting video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/O5JxgC6ulHU

Madtatter80 said...

ooooooo looks so good love it!

donata de le pinocchie said...

molto, molto bello, complimenti!!!
Donata