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Friday, July 11, 2014

More Books by Angeline Crichlow

For the past couple of weeks I have been making posts about Let's Tat, a 353 page hand bound tatting textbook written by Angeline Crichlow. Many of you know about this book and have had the opportunity to see it for yourselves when Fox generously loaned her copy to travel around the world. Some of you probably know that Angeline also produced paperback tatting booklets which were bound by a ribbon. You can view the covers of these booklets by clicking here.

But did you know that Angeline also created hand bound poetry books? I didn't, until I stumbled upon an eBay listing while searching for Let's Tat. I decided to bid on them because part of what I like about Let's Tat is the fact that it is hand bound. The poetry books share the same quality:

I was the only one to bid on the listing, and because they were rather cheap, I did not read the description very carefully. The title said that the books were miniature, but the photos looked normal. I assumed the books were just slightly smaller than an average book, similar to the dimensions of Let's Tat, but with a lot fewer pages.

So, I was a little confused when I received a parcel in the mail that was much too small to hold two books. Hilarity ensued when I opened the package and was met with these:

The surprise made getting these books all the more worthwhile. Here they are next to Let's Tat. Look how much smaller they are!

The little burgundy book's title is almost completely worn off the cover, but it reads "Poems." Oddly, inside of the book, the title is listed as "Excerpts." It contains drawings of flowers intermixed with poems:

The light blue book has "Lullabye" written on the cover, but on the inside it is titled "My Baby." This one contains no pictures, just poems:

I think these tiny books are pretty neat. How about you?


Jane McLellan said...

Very neat! I'm glad they went to you who were pleasantly surprised by their size. Imagine how finicky it must've been to create books that small.

Jane Eborall said...

Amazing - what a wonderful surprise. I'm sure that one day they'll be collector's items - if they're not already.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Definitely... very neat! My friend Denise has some of Angeline's books as well as some letters from her. Neither one of us owns Let's Tat, however... yet!

Robin Perfetti said...

Does Denise have a blog? Would love to see a post about some of Angeline's other books. Or maybe you could tell her to bring them to one of your meet ups and snap some photos :)

Margarets designer cards said...

What a delightful find and in mini book form. I am sure you will treasure them as they must be a collectors item

GraceT said...

Those miniature books are so delightful! What a treasure.

muskaan said...

Books in any form and format are always a welcome addition (and addiction ;-) ) -- & when they are packaged in such a tiny size, with that personalised touch, they become a decided treasure, a pleasure :-D
Enjoy !

Madtatter80 said...

Oh how sweet, I wish I could see the look on your face when you saw the package, then the discovery inside and wow nice poet!
Great Post brings smiles to all :)