Tatting the GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring

© copyright 1999 by Gary and Randy Houtz
16 patterns, 71 pages.

Tatting the GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring

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This book is not intended to be another pattern book on basic tatting. Instead, it is an introduction to a simple but extremely versatile technique we call the self-closing mock ring (SCMR). Patterns are included to demonstrate the SCMR technique from a simple form to more complex applications. Some patterns may appear to be quite simple or plain. And, some strategies may be challenges even for the experienced tatter. The design possibilities have barely been explored. We hope it gets tatters to use and expand on what they already know. Please, add your own special touches. Be creative.

The book is self-published and features 16 patterns that range from easy to advanced. It contains written and diagrammed instructions, as well as black and white photocopies of the tatting. It also introduces techniques on split rings, pearl tatting and hiding ends. 71 pages. 8 1/2 x 11 inches.

Books are $28.00. Gary and Randy cover the shipping costs.

Here is just a sample of the projects in this book:

Scalloped Doily Three Color Triangle Two Color Six Point
Scalloped Doily Three Color Triangle Two Color Six Point

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He can be reached at rhoutzdgo@gmail.com or by snail mail:
GR-8 Shuttles
Randy Houtz
128 Eagle Ln
Ignacio, CO 81137 USA
(970) 764-5802 (evenings)

Ordering Information

To order shuttles or books, contact Randy at the address, phone number or email address listed above.

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Patterns: [SCMR Heart]   [Da Udder Butterfly]   [GR-8 Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR] [Rings on Ball Thread] [Rings on Rings] [Standard Notation]
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