Saturday, March 26, 2016

Another Mary Konior Book

When my sister-in-law saw this book, she remembered how excited I was about finding Tatting with Visual Patterns, so she bought it for me. It's a very interesting book, written in a light and readable way. I found the section about Irish crochet especially fascinating. For tatters who love Mary Konior's tatting patterns, there's a bonus - some of the crochet pieces look rather familiar:
There are also names familiar to tatters, such as Anne Orr and Mlle Riego. So I come away with a greater appreciation of the links between crochet and tatting. Thanks, Clare Gaylard.

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  2. I deleted my comment, because I realized I do have that book! I must be getting old... either that or I have too many books!

    I hope you enjoy your copy. I believe I should read mine so I remember that I have it!

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    1. Ah well, it's a good reminder to have another look at it!

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  3. I somehow wasn't aware of this particular book! It's amazing how Mary interpreted similar patterns in crochet and tatting. And I always wished I had the patience to make lovely Irish crochet lace. It's wonderful that Mary published so many unique and now 'classic' books. Thanks for the review!

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  4. So did MK make her patterns to simulate the same patterns in tatting then?

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    1. Yes,I think so. She doesn't mention tatting in the book, but she describes how crochet was used to simulate other laces, such as bobbin lace. So I think she's done the same with tatting.At the very least, she's used the crochet as inspiration.

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  5. That's pretty neat how the patterns are so similar!! :)
    Hope you enjoy your new book and make lots of beautiful things with it!!! :)

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  6. Wonderful ! And such a thoughtful gift :-)

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  7. She was certainly a talented woman!

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  8. thank to your review I discovered this book which I ordered along with another one by MK. I have now all her books....

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  9. You have a thoughtful sister in law. Looks like a fun book.

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