More examples of the Empress Knot

Anita Barry sent in this picture of a piece of lace in her collection:

vintage collar

vintage collar

close up of collar section

close up of collar section

and to analyse the tatting technique, she got in close:

 

 

detail of ring from collar

detail of ring from collar

at the microscope level, she discovered that the rings seemed to be tatted using double stitches while the chains seemed to be a mixture of DS and JK.

detail of chain in collar

detail of chain in collar

Still to puzzle out:

Why so loose? Could the tatter be using a Cro-Tat type of tool? A large needle?

 

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2 responses to “More examples of the Empress Knot

  1. I wondered about both of those tool options when I saw the pictures in your other post.

  2. Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing, Anita šŸ™‚

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