Let’s start back to work by reviewing the fundamentals provided by the Online Tatting Class. OTC welcomes tatters to gather weekly and discuss tatting, patterns, and techniques. Mentors are available to help and there are classes for both beginners, intermediate and designing tatters. Volunteers are welcome. Patterns are welcome. Technique tutorials are welcome. And info about new books is most welcome indeed!
One basic service the OTC provides is the modernization of vintage patterns. Adding new models of the work, sharing diagrams with the double stitch count marked as well as order of work is paired with directions rewritten in tatter’s shorthand notation.
So let’s look at two oldies but goodies from 1922 and 1923.
Daisy Medallion http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303071.asp
This pattern was published in a 1922 Home Arts & Entertainment magazine. It is shared with us by Ruth Perry. Two other patterns were on the same page (coming later) but the instructions for this one must have been on a page that we do not have unfortunately.
Luckily, we do have the photo to go by. Here is my best guess for the double stitch count and method of working.
Needlecraft Magazine 1926 June Dainty Tatted Trim by Anna J. Johnson http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303322.asp
This pattern is a good example of turning a floppy edging into a more stable edging or into an insertion.
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