Monday, November 4, 2013

Progress on the book: in the zone

At this point in time I have completed the how-to review section and 7 patterns. Planning to add 7 more patterns, which should bring the book up to about 40 pages. I'm drawing diagrams for each, which is time-consuming, but should help make the designs easier to follow. Also including many in-progress photos such as the one above (it shows a self-closing mock ring in progress, with a bead being added to the center).

My tentative title for the book is "Marilee's Beaded Tatting Favorites", unless I think of something better.

All the patterns will be for tatted jewelry, including pendants, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. None of these designs have been published before, although some of the finished items have been seen in my Etsy shop, such as the Boomerang earrings. They're all my own original designs. I'm not putting the current models for the book into my Etsy shop until I'm done photographing for the book. Also no new hand dyed thread until I'm done with the book. No anything until I'm done with the book...(except the essentials of daily life, of course). So, online, I'll be boring for at least another month :)

Still, there are a couple of public events coming up that I'll be participating in: 

7 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

Yes,this blogging can be time consuming!

God's Kid said...

Prayers that you will have the peace and time you need to finish, and then I will be watching for the HDT cuz' I am hoping for money for Christmas so I can buy more!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Your new book is already on my wish list. I am sure the title will work out as you get nearer to finishing it, a suggestions for a title, beads beads and more beads.
Margaret

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I am in awe of your talents!

Kristina said...

I love reading about what you are tatting. Always beautiful.

Phyllis said...

I understand about no blogging for a while so you can concentrate on your new book. Look forward to obtaining a copy for my library when it is ready.

Bev in Grove City said...

Can't wait for your book to come out. I have purchased all your tatting books so far and have your Craftsy class...I am still new but I will definately purchase this book you are working on...I especially love the one tease pic that looks like ankar's style piece of jewelry. WOW...can't wait.