Saturday, July 5, 2014

Off the Shuttle: Tatted Turquoise and Pink Edging

Another handkerchief edging finished last year and finally sewed onto a vintage handkerchief this month.

The threads are size 12 perle cottons, a thread type that I hadn't used for a long time since I've mostly been tatting with highly mercerized size 20 cottons. The softer texture of the perle cotton takes some patience when stitches have to be unknotted. But I picked the thread from my stash mainly to match the turquoise and pink in the handkerchief's design.

The variegated is Valdani in colorway V108 "Sparkling Stream." I'm not as certain about the solid turquoise thread. The small amount that's left is wound on an Oren Bayan spool so I'm assuming that's the source. I think it may be color #722, but since the label is missing, I can't be sure. It does perfectly match the turquoise in the Valdani, but I know it's not Valdani as I've never bought solid colors in that brand.

The pattern is #61 from A Tatter's Workbook by A. Tatter (Lacis Publications, 2001, p. 32).

1 comment:

Madtatter80 said...

Love these edgings they are so nice and look great with the hankies, I really need to get around to edgings on hankies soon I got one I started but haven't finished, then I was thinking of starting Renlek's new collar too!