Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads
69 pages. Color. $30.00.
Price includes shipping to USA addresses.



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 bound. 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 $30.00, Randy covers cost of shipping within the USA.


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.

Payment Options:

-- Checks on a USA Bank in USA Dollars. This is 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 Debbie Arnold Designs accept such payments and mail him a check. Here's how this process will work:

1. The customer contacts Randy Houtz with their order and lets him know they will pay via credit card or paypal.

2. Randy contacts Debbie Arnold of Debbie Arnold Designs with the amount and she sends the customer a paypal invoice which can be paid with money in a paypal account or a credit card. The customer does NOT need a paypal account to make payment.

3. The invoice will include items being purchased and a percentage to cover the processing fee and cost to mail payment to Randy. 4% for USA orders and 5% for International orders.

4. Customer pays the invoice.

5. Debbie acknowledges she received payment to both the customer and Randy and mails Randy a check for the total amount less the added processing fee.

6. Randy ships the order as soon as shuttles and/or books are ready.

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