Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Off the Shuttle: Tatted Edging for Valentine Handkerchief


This is my latest tatted edging + vintage handkerchief project. The pattern is a two-row pattern called "Colorful Lace" from Aunt Ellen's Treasury Tatting Patterns by the staff of Workbasket magazine (1990, p. 73). I bought this book new years ago for $6, but now this out-of-print tatting book is selling online for more than $40 a copy. If it can't be found in used book stores, I think this pattern is also in the August 1985 issue of Workbasket. An index of tatting patterns in Workbasket has an edging pattern with the same name listed in that issue.

The threads are size 80 DMC tatting thread in a solid red (# 666) for row 1 and the rings on row 2 and in a variegated red (# 57) for the row 2 chains.

In this closeup you can see how the edging's heart-like shape complements the hearts printed on the fabric.


3 comments:

ZITA A said...

Hermoso trabajo.

Madtatter80 said...

Some how I have missed this one, and very interested in the scalloped edge you have done, many tatters do not go there and you have done this very well too! It is beautiful!

muskaan said...

This handkerchief looks Gorgeous with the vintage edging !! Beautiful pattern, beautifully tatted :-)

Your other edgings are very pretty, too ....