Thursday, September 4, 2008

Book nearly there

Ok, I know that many of you are anxiously waiting for the book to be done - it's nearly there!

I had not been aware of the many details in preparing a book until I tried to do my own. So I have gained a deeper appreciation for all the hard work done by the authors of books!

The photo is just a "slice" of one necklace that will be included. It is the same one that I was working on in the last post, and I have decided to call this necklace design "Duchess".

Patterns included in the book will be 2 necklaces, 1 pendant, 4 earrings, 1 bracelet, all of which use beads, with hints on working with beads as well. Also some patterns which don't use beads: 1 bookmark, 1 hair ribbon (which could also be a bookmark), and 1 snowflake. There are over 60 color photos! Oh, and the book will be entitled, "Boutique Tatting".

I will get back to hand dyeing thread when the book is put to rest. Next on the dye list, "Sugar Maple"!


Unknown said...

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LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

So many little details huh? Putting together a book is an artform in and of itself. Your book sounds really exciting and very well balanced.

Can't wait!

zarina said...

Both your book and Sugar Maple sounds very good - can't wait for them. Btw - can you HDT your Tiger Eye? I just love the colorway.

Tattycat said...

I have also given you the I Love Your Blog Award. Check it out and feel free to pass if you are too busy!

Unknown said...

This is really beautiful. Can't wait for the book!!!

Marilee Rockley said...

Gee whiz, 2 awards! Thanks, Clyde and Tattycat. I will accept!

LadyShuttleMaker, you are so right about putting together a book being another art form. I enjoy the artsy part, but the technical stuff...yuck!!! Not my cup of tea.

Zarina, I will be doing some dyeing this week! Maple Sugar, Tourmaline, and Tigereye are on the list!

Tattingchic, I have all my pages on a disc now!!! Taking it to the printer on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed!

Tattycat said...

To the printer on Monday? Wow. How exciting! I know you are on pins and needles to see how it will come out. If it is your usual quality, we will all be very happy.