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    Default Searching for Judi Banashek?


    All tatters are welcome to contact her via snail mail (no email now.)

    Judi Banashek
    510 Indian Drive #417
    Waxahachie TX 75165-1887

    Judi published 3 books I believe:

    Modern Tatted Mignonette
    Advanced Tatting Patterns
    Impeccable Tatting



    This information was provided by our own Georgia Seitz, thank you so much! Bev
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    I have "Impeccable Tatting" and "Advanced Tatting Patterns". These books were crucial to the development of the Tatter I am today. I devoured her ideas. The really big idea was her explanations of how tatting moves in space. For instance, new Tatters often get in trouble with the second chain of a ring and chain series because the first chain is not really reversed. Instead, the first chain is produced by rotating the work, so it doesn't get turned over. This was such a key idea to me that I still marvel at her insight.

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    I, too, enjoy her far-sighted techniques and ideas. She has retired now to be near her children. Sometime ago one of the tatters was asking about her; and, since I couldn't find the original thread ~ I offered up this one, so she'd see it and find out abut Judi. I'm of a mind to write Ms Banashek and thank her for what she has meant to my learning curve in tatting.
    Also, an aside. I always like women who have strong opinions and know their own minds. Like Judi and TatBit (Teri D.). No wishy-washy opinions there! LOL

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    I, too, appreciate decisiveness, but I think all art is always full of surprises, so some measure of flexibility is required for accepting new concepts. My mantra is: "The knot doesn't care how it is made." A good knot can be made in any fashion, with any implement. We all have little quirks in how we work. I had to work this one out when a new student was tensioning with her index finger instead of her middle finger. That's when I realized the knot doesn't care how it's made. When I saw rings made in direct tatting, left handed, I said, yup the knots don't care.

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    Teresa Woods recommended "Impeccable Tatting" to me, which is one of the best pieces of tatting advice I have ever received. I am grateful to Teresa for this and to Judi Banashek for creating the book.
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    I wasn't thinking that deeply, Patty. LOL Of course, in everything there is balance… B/
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    Ladies,
    I have good news for you. All of her books are able to be bought through Handy Hands.

    Advanced Tatting Patterns is $19.95
    Impeccable Tatting is $14.95
    Modern Tatting is $11.95
    I hope this helps those who's looking for them.

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    As I was reading this thread I looked down and saw that Judi's book Advanced Tatting Patterns was sitting on the floor right next to me along with Elgiva Nichols Tatting: Technique and History. They are my 2 favorite tatting books. Judi's books are full of wonderful and precise technical information and so much inspiration that IMHO they should definitely be a part of any tatters collection. No matter how many times I go through her books I find something that can help me and make me a better tatter.

    What's ironic is that when I first started reading Judi's book my back went up and I was very upset at the way she put down older books, methods and previous tatters and I almost put the book down because I thought "Where would we be without any base info to start with? Most of these previous tatters did not have any references to go by and the few books written in different parts of the world were not accessible to the others. Most had probably learned to tat from relatives; they were from many different countries with different languages so of course there's going to be lots of differences in techniques and terms!" I'm thankful to all these tatters who continued to pass on and down their tatting skills or tatting really would be a lost art today instead of the ever growing community we are with internet access to such multitudes of information around the world. It was just unfortunate that tatting was not as popular as needle arts such as knitting, crocheting and embroidery so our terms and methods have not been as standardized as these other arts.

    But I can be very opinionated myself at times and truly believe it's everyone's right to have their own opinions. And I figured that since we were traveling across the country in a car, that I had the time and might as well keep going! Am I ever glad because although I don't agree with some of her opinions and views, she is a truly fantastic insightful tatter who has contributed greatly to our craft. Her frustrations in trying to learn to tat from previous books are understandable - I know from personal experience (and I think many you do too) how truly frustrating it can be trying to learn to tat from books with no one else to help!

    Judi has truly "passed forward" her wealth of knowledge and her creative spirit and I am very thankful to her for sharing.
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