Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Pam Palmer book and the Back Story

It’s been a long time since my last post, but I have exciting news. I first meant Pam Palmer at the 1995 IOLI in Bellevue, Washington. We hit it off right away since we’re both avid shuttle collectors. When I was in Japan teaching I saw the cutest tatted cat. When I asked the tatters whose pattern it was they said it was Pam Palmers’. When I got home I asked Pam if she had other unpublished patterns, to which she said yes. But she did not want to attempt another book. So I asked her if I could do it for her and she said yes! I’ve been working on it for about three years. (I had to get Dora’s book out first.)
This book contains patterns from different workshops Pam has taught over the years or patterns she made for displays. The only repeat is a Peacock pattern that many people have asked to be printed again.
I will be selling this book directly in October. Until then I have sent 100 books to Handy Hands. They will probably have them up in a week or so. Until then here’s the front & back covers and table of contents.
Enjoy, Heidi



  1. Looking forward to getting this book.

  2. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing it!

  3. How exciting! I look forward to getting this one!

  4. I'm really looking forward to Pam's new book! can hardly wait...thank you again for compiling it! wow!

    Linda B. from Virginia

  5. You've done it again! Thank you for asking Pam to allow you to do this and thank you to Pam too for letting you. I've met Pam in the past and I knew that she was 'sitting on' a few patterns and thought they'd be lost. I adore her books (I have all of them) and am beyond delighted that I will soon have my own copy of the new one. Thank you again.

  6. This is a big surprise! I didn't realize Pam had patterns that weren't published, and I think it's fantastic that you can do this for her - and for all tatters. She is an amazing designer! Glad they won't be hidden any longer! This is very generous of you to take on this task, and it's good hearing from you again!