The very pretty book of “The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito” caught my eye: buy done, I offer my opinion about this book.
The presentation is clear and pleasant. Diagrams are easy to decipher. The photos are pretty and show colorful patterns. Teiko Fujito daringly combines colors, sometimes up to 4 colors on the same pattern.
The technical explanations are few, this book is clearly aimed at experienced tatters. Teiko Fujito doesn’t mention the size of the thread she uses, but the pictures seem to indicate a thread of similar to the DMC 80.
Most often, the book shows a photo on the left page and the corresponding diagram on the right page. Many diagrams appear to be full size, which is a great help in determining the length of the picots and free threads.
We can count 101 patterns presented in “The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito”. There are many reasons, some of which are big enough to be doilies. There are also about twenty borders and a series of flowers, leaves and butterflies.
Among such a large number of patterns, there are “classics”. The many long picots and free threads recall the style of the nineteenth. But Teiko Fujito is a big name of tatting, she has her own style and very personal figures. Special mention for the 4 patterns made with 3 shuttles, which is still not so common! I find these 4 patterns particularly original and interesting (look at the cover of the book for example).