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Fun with Split Ring Tatting

published March 2012 by Karen Bovard, The ShuttleSmith

img026This is THE book on Split Ring Tatting that the tatting world has been waiting for!!!

This book will teach you not only how to work Split Ring Tatting, but it will give you an understanding of the uniqueness of the technique, how to manipulate it, and various ways to work it.  Learn how to create Take Off Rings and utilize joins to create unique, contemporary designs never before offered.  There are no chains in this book…..only rings!If you like how geometric and patterned tatting is, you will enjoy the patterns in this book. This book could be alternatively titled: Fun with Geometrics.There are 55 designs and 37 pages of patterns in this 66 page book. Patterns include: motifs, crosses, edgings and bookmarks.
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Price:  $25.00  /  FREE shipping to USA Address

MORE Fun with Split Ring Tatting

published November 2013 by Karen Bovard, The ShuttleSmith

Front CoverMORETHIS AIN’T YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S TATTING !!!

In MORE Fun with Split Ring Tatting, Karen Bovard (The ShuttleSmith) has created a totally new look and approach to tatting using Split Ring Tatting technique.

The designs are modern and focus on several themes: Use of multiple colors in one piece, Celtic inspired designs; and Lace-Tessellation inspired designs (free math lesson included).

An introductory chapter is devoted to understanding how to read/use the Visual Patterns as well as tips for achieving Split Ring Tatting success. The end goal is to have FUN.

An entire chapter and tutorial is included for Needle Tatters: How to create Split Rings & Take-Off Rings using Needle Tatting Technique.

This 63 page book features over 400 images: full-color photographs of finished pieces, working-path diagrams, additional design & color ideas, and over 45 visual (diagrammatic, color-coded) patterns that give even the novice tatter explicit information to execute these unique designs.

Patterns can be easily manipulated to create bookmarks, edgings, pouches, etc in various sizes and shapes.

Price: $25.00 / FREE shipping to USA Address



Multiple book purchase:  Take $5 off each book!
Email me (k.bovard@yahoo.com or theshuttlesmith@gmail.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice/quote.  Then you can make an informed decision whether you want to order or not.

Patchwork Quilt Blocks

in  Split Ring Tatting

published July 2015 by Karen Bovard, The ShuttleSmith

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Book 4 Back

Price: $25.00 / FREE shipping to USA Address


Quilt-Inspired Designs

in Split Ring Tatting

published July 2015 by Karen Bovard, The ShuttleSmith

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Block Alphabets

in Split Ring Tatting

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Alphabet Back

published June 2015 by Karen Bovard, The ShuttleSmith

Price: $20.00 / FREE shipping to USA Address


Crosses in Split Ring Tatting

book-6-coverCrosses in Split Ring Tatting   gives modern tatters a whole new array of cross patterns.

There are 47 cross designs and 2 Star of David designs in this 50 page, full-color book.

Comprehensive illustrated patterns (featuring color-coded, full-color diagrams) are utilized to get quick, yet thorough working details.

Three pages of the book are devoted to giving the tatter and understanding of how to utilize The ShuttleSmith’s illustrated patterns.

Tatting is a calming activity and can be combined with prayer to achieve a meditative, relaxing mood.  Why not put all this together by tatting crosses?!

Included is a devotional based upon a textile/fiber art theme.

Book 6 B4

Price: $25.00 / FREE shipping to USA Address


Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting

Book 7 A1

Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting   feature 54 snowflake designs–all true six-sided snowflakes in this 49 page, full-color book.

Comprehensive illustrated patterns (featuring color-coded, full-color diagrams) are utilized to get quick, yet thorough working details.

Three pages of the book are devoted to giving the tatter and understanding of how to utilize The ShuttleSmith’s illustrated patterns.

Poems, adages, and quotes regarding snowflakes are interspersed in the pattern pages.

Price: $25.00 / FREE shipping to USA Address


International orders

Email me at: TheShuttleSmith@gmail.com  or k.bovard@yahoo.com  I will send you a PayPal invoice and then you can make the decision to order or not.  I can send books to you directly from my printer at a reduced cost than if I mail them myself.  Ask for a price quote.