Friday, January 24, 2014

It's printed!

 My new book is printed! So exciting to see it as an actual book to hold and page through. It weighs close to 7 ounces; heavier than my other self-published books, since there are 48 pages as opposed to 28. My writing style is about the same, but this book has actual drawn diagrams so I am hopeful those will help people with following the patterns.

The designs are all for tatted jewelry with beads. I used Lizbeth thread in size 20 for many of the projects, but some are done in size 10. There is a supply list given with each project. Tatted jewelry with beads is more particular about thread size than most other tatting. For instance, you can tat a doily pattern in any thread size that you want, and you'll get a larger or smaller doily, but the pattern still works, regardless. With tatted jewelry that includes beads in the design, you need to be thinking more like a jeweler than a lace-maker. The sizes of the beads and the tatting need to fit together well. Have fun choosing any color combos you like for your projects!

14 comments:

Knitnick said...

That. is. awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it! It looks just lovely! I will be sure to include your site on the handout for the tatting class I'm teaching in february.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I am so completely impressed! Another very large feather in your cap! Congratulations!

God's Kid said...

Totally awesome!!! :) I am planning on getting this book as soon as I can!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm so excited for you! I can hardly wait to get an autographed copy!

Jane McLellan said...

Good job, congratulations!

Margarets designer cards said...

Congratulations on getting into print.
Margaret

Phyllis said...

Glad it is in print. The projects are beautiful. Now you can relax for a bit. You deserve it.

Phyllis said...

Glad it is in print. The projects are beautiful. Now you can relax for a bit. You deserve it.

Lilas Lace said...

Congratulations!

Madtatter80 said...

So where do I purchase this? and to get it signed?

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, it's in my Etsy shop, and I sign each one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/176985305/tatting-book-marilees-beaded-tatting?ref=shop_home_active_4

Corina said...

congratulations! It looks great, hopefully I can order it somewhere in the Netherlands...

Rubeania said...

I just got mine in the mail. I is wonderful. Congratulations on a job well done. Now if I could just get some quiet tatting time to start my first project from it:))

Amanda Nelson said...

I just ordered mine and I couldn't be more excited! Marilee, you are such a talent and inspiration. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the tatting world!