Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads, Color Edition
The Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads book is Gary and Randy's third tatting book. The book is 69 pages long, self-published, in color, and perfect bond. The book isn't very fancy but the tatting techniques presented sure can be. This book is an attempt to show how; with hopes that others will find it as simple and versatile as they have.
Alternate thread tatting can be simply described as tatting rings and chain at the same time. If you already know how to tat, this technique should be fairly easy. You only need two shuttles.
This technique allows the tatter another way to tat rings on rings in addition to placing picots over picots and rings over picots. Adding another thread into the ring opens a wide variety of possibilities.
The Alternate Thread book also shows how to place double stitches on the open thread of the picot within a ring. The book goes on to show how to combine the different techniques into one ring.
There is a brief explanation about using a 2-bobbin shuttle.
The Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads book is available for $28.00, no shipping and handling per order for regular post or $7 for priority mail within the USA. International shipping may cost more, depending on country shipped to.
Randy has a NEW EMAIL ADDRESS and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by snail mail:
128 Eagle Ln
Ignacio, CO 81137 USA
(970) 884-9232 (evenings)
Gary can be reached at email@example.com
To order shuttles or books, contact Randy at the address, phone number or email address listed above.
- Checks on a USA Bank in USA Dollars are the preferred method of payment.
Make check payable to Randy Houtz and mail to the address above.
- Credit Card or Paypal. Randy does not have the means to accept credit card or paypal payments. However, he has arranged to have Debbie Arnold of DS9Designs accept such payments and mail him a check. Here's how this process will work:
- Contact Randy Houtz with your order and let him know you will pay via credit card or paypal.
- Randy contacts Debbie Arnold of DS9Designs with the amount and she sends you a paypal invoice which can be paid with money in a paypal account or a credit card. You do NOT need a paypal account to make payment.
- The invoice will include a list of the items you are purchasing and a percentage to cover the processing fee and cost to mail payment to Randy. 3.5% for USA payments and 4.5% for International payments.
- Pay the invoice.
- Debbie acknowledges she received payment to you and Randy and mails Randy a check for the total amount less the added processing fee.
- Randy ships your order as soon as shuttles and/or books are ready.
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Patterns: [SCMR Heart]
[Da Udder Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR]
[Rings on Ball Thread]
[Rings on Rings]
Shuttles: [GR-8 Wood Shuttles]
[GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Single Bobbin]
[GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Double Bobbin]
[Pictures Showing Shuttle Use]
Books: [Tatting The GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring]
[Tatting The Self-closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design]
[Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads]
[Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms]
[Tatting GR-8 Triangles]
[About Gary and Randy]