Friday, November 7, 2014

Off the Shuttle: Floral Tatted Edging



My latest handkerchief edging achieves a floral effect with green stems and multicolored petals. The green thread is size 20 Lizbeth in color #680 "Spring Green." The multicolored thread is size 20 Manuela in color #M202 that I bought several years ago. I believe that this thread is now discontinued. 

The vintage handkerchief is white linen with hemstitching from my stash. Although hemstitching provides holes that allow you to attach the edging directly onto the fabric as you tat, I always prefer to tat separately and then sew the tatting onto the hanky using sewing thread that matches the tatting thread.

The pattern is "Trees Edging" by Gosia Sokolowska. I bought it from her Etsy store. The original pattern didn't have corner motifs so, through some trial and error, I improvised a design that would work on the handkerchief corners without looking too unlike the rest of the design.


3 comments:

Christina said...

That is beautiful, I love the color as well. It reminds me of the edging on a handkerchief my mother had made for me.

Madtatter80 said...

I some how missed this edging and love the two colors you have used and the pattern really cute!

CarolynK said...

I love, love, love the multicolored Manuela thread, but I fear when it's gone, it's gone forever. Hate seeing so many great tatting threads being discontinued. And there are tons of multicoloreds in those discontinued threads that I can't find in Lizbeth, which now seems to be the dominate tatting thread.