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These are the books I own with cross stitch patterns and projects (exclusively). I hope they can inspire you too, there are a ton of amazing ideas in there. I hope to get to most of them eventually!

2001 Cross Stitch Designs by Better Homes & Gardens

The Best of Teresa Wentzler Fantasy Collection

Charted Monograms for Needlepoint and Cross Stitch by Dover Needlework Series

Oriental Cross Stitch by Lesley Teare

The Portable Crafter- Cross Stitch by Liz Turner Diehl

Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison

Storyland Cross Stitch by What Delilah Did

These are the books I have for tatting instructions and patterns. My favorite is Learn to Tat since it is the one I refer to the most for advice, plus it has a very handy DVD I can watch to really grasp concepts. I also have a binder full of print-outs from free patterns online.

Learn to Tat by Janette Baker (comes with a DVD)

An Illustrated Dictionary of Tatting by Judith Connors (helpful for terms and ideas but does not include tutorials)

Tatted Jewelry by Marilee Rockley

Embellishing with Edgings by Handy Hands, Inc – edited by Barbara Foster

Here Be Dragons by Karey Solomon

Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blumqvist and Elwy Persson

Tatting Patterns by Julia E. Sanders

Flights of Fantasy by Martha Ess (this one has the unicorn tapestry in it!)

Tatted Bookmarks (Needle and Shuttle) by Handy Hands, edited by Barbara Foster