I recently purchased two books from The Shuttle Brothers. The new book has very detailed instructions for Frontside/Backside tatting. The medallion is my first effort. Also I added a piece of a Rosemarie Peel edging in fs/bs which has graduated rings, and clover corner. I added a second clover to enclose the piece.
The Shuttle Brothers newest book has lots of "how to" pages for the techniques used in the patterns. Instructions for the Self-closing Mock Ring are new and improved. There is a section on choosing and using Filiment Loops. I admit I have bought filiment loops, however I have not tried using them as yet. I can readily understand how their use could add to an impeccable look to our tatting projects. After all, if I'm going to spend hours working on a project (sometimes years!), why not take the time to make each piece ~ well.....impeccable.
Thread from Wally S ~ El Beide sizes 8 and 12 in lavender and brown