The second book is the Russian version of the same text-book.
Beads & Knots is the collection of BEANILE patterns for needle and shuttle.
It also includes a book inside book on amazing design possibilities of beaded pearl tatting.
Starting with #2 the booklets become first publications of the projects
designed specially for each book to illustrate an application of beaded lace in:
Book Art BEANILE in Book Art, and Insertions & Book Spines.
In costume and accessories BEANILE Lace in Costume...,
Knotting Beads into Lace, and Beaded Nets.
A few books Practice in Design,
Translating Ideas into Lace, and From Ideas to Lace
have been attempts to sort out and explain creative thinking
by describing the transition from a vague idea to the written pattern.
Most of 'Lace of Beads' issues explore specific techniques:
- Bead Tatting with ONE shuttle means that the patterns include RINGS only:
One Shuttle, Lots of Beads and Assorted Rings.
- BLOCKS of Beads is BEANILE version for dense/solid elemets in Lace design
as CLUNY in Tatting or TALLIES in Bobbin Lace.
The technique is multi faceted and its design possibilities appear unlimited.
Some of these ideas become projects in Blocks of Beads, and Blocks of Beads-II,
others show up in teaching projects and in many patterns in later books.
- MOTIFS, shapes, dividers or connectors, and blocks of beads.
In books Evolving Motifs and Motifs Keep Evolving
I've been playing with different shape motifs and the ways
they can be joined to make a necklace, a trimming, an insertion...
- Book Basics of Beaded Pearl Tatting marked the realization
that beads can be placed on as many threads as there are shuttles,
and pearls in some projects made it literally 'pearl tatting.'
The notion of beads on three threads has opened numerous possibilities
of multiple thread bead tatting; on hold for now.
There was a pressing need to put together book #18 and
on Essential Bead Tatting for shuttle and needle tatters new to beads.
- Beaded SPLIT RINGS:
Books 20, 21, and 22 show a variety of bead tatted designs with split rings.
Book #20 on Symmetric Beaded Split Rings for shuttle tatting.
Book #21 features the same projects with patterns for needle tatters.
Book #22 on Asymmetric Beaded Split Rings
has needle and shuttle versions of each pattern side-by-side.