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Showing posts with label Tatting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tatting. Show all posts

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Wreath Pin for Tatting

I was standing in Kohl's looking at purses about a week before Halloween and realized they were playing the old White Christmas Classic from Bing Crosby over the sound system.   I, literally called out - "You've got to be kidding; it's still October".   Two ladies near me exchanged looks, but Beau got the point and we left very quickly.  

But, it's now November and Thanksgiving is approaching.  There are Christmas commercials on TV and our subdivision is issuing the holiday decorating dictates.  Guess I'll just face the facts and get in the mood.

How about we start here with an ornament?

Here's a pretty little tatted ornament.   After tatting, it is further enhanced with little pearl beads nestled on a sequin and finished with a bow at the top.

You can wear it as a pin, or use another ribbon to string it and put it right on your Christmas Tree, hang around your review mirror, or .... whatever you might like.

I've listed this free Tatting Pattern in the shop should you want to give it a try.  

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eastern Star Tatted Motif Pattern

Here is a tatting pattern, named Eastern Star, that I pulled out of the Dcember 1953 issue of The Workbasket.

It's a sweet little star motif that the pattern suggests you place on handkerchiefs.   Now, I don't know if many  ladies still use handkerchiefs, but it's still a nice motif to place, perhaps on collars or .....   I'll just leave that up to you.
              To print, click to enlarge and then copy / paste to a word document on your computer.

Oh, you'll note that I forgot to remove the tip at the bottom of the pattern.   Unless you are wanting to get knocked on your behind ... I don't suggest it !

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Snowflake Doily, Free Tatting Pattern

This pretty little snowflake a tatting motif.   Take the pattern and make them up to your heart content.  Then, put them together to form doilies, chair sets .... whatever you desires (within reason, of course).   This delicacy is from the October 1953 issue of The Workbasket.

I hope someone will put it to use !

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flower Edgings American Thread Star Book 65

Having to display my complete ignorance on a subject is never one of my favorite things to do.   BUT, when it comes the to the contents of this wonderful book, that's just what I'm going to have to do.     This book, Flower Edgings,(also has insertions) is full of delightful and delicate edgings for handkerchiefs, tablecloths, lingerie and such.    My big question as I was looking through the book, was "is this tatting or crochet?" .. since I don't know how to do either one.    When in doubt about this type of thing, I typically goes to the supplies listing where it will say great things like 'Steele Crochet Hook Size J' or tatting shuttle.  This book says things like Needle 13.  So, I'm thinking Tatting. 

Since I know little of this work, I'm just going to show you the individual photos, versus commenting on them.   All of the patterns call for Tatting, Crochet or Mercerized Cottons.    

American Thread Company, Star Book 65

This public domain book was issued in 1949. 

 Periwinkle Edging No 6506
Arabis Edging No 6507
Primrose Edging No 6508

 Flower Girl Insertion No 6509

 Cosmos Edging and Insertion No 6510

 Azalea Edging No 6511
Clematis Edging No 6512

Wide Violet Edging No 6513

 Butterfly Insertion No 6514
 Star Flower Edging No 6515

Narrow Violet Edging No 6516

Phlox Edging No 6518

Irish Rose Edging No 6519

Canterbury Bell Edging No 6520

Glass Jacket No 6521

Whatever form this is, IT IS WONDERFUL.   I would love to learn how to do this. 

So, are the patterns from 1949 applicable for today?   What do you think?

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Doilies Star Book 44 American Thread Co

This American Thread pattern book goes way, way back .... to 1947.  It is Star Book No 44, by American Thread (still under the name of Spool Cotton).   The pattern book was  issue to promote their line of Color Fast (Will Boil) Mercerized Thread.   The book contains 17 different patterns to create doilies; some are crochet and some are tatted.      Hence, the title  ... 
Doilies Crocheted and Tatted 
Front cover of Star Book 44
As typical, the front and back covers showing the delightful pineapple doily selection, are the same.
Sunburst Crochet Doily with Linen Center
No 4401 - Crochet Doily with Linen Center measures 16.5 inches.   The linen centers make doilies the perfect accent for your accent pieces - no stitching to cause anything to be off-balance. 

Crochet Doily Pattern No 4402, Lattice Doily
No 4402 - Lattice Edge Crochet Doily is 9.5 inches - what a delicate beauty!
Crochet Doily Pattern No 4403, Star Doily
No 4403 - 8 Pointed Star Crochet Doily is 9-3/4 and features not just the 8 pointed star, but ample latticework and a pineapple edge. 

Vintage Tatted Doily Pattern
Truly, is there anything more Lacy than a tatted doily ?

No 4404 - Rounded Tatted Doily is 8.5 inches.
No 4405 - Oval Tatted Doily is 11.25 x 8.5 inches.

Vintage Medallion Crocheted Runner Pattern

No 4406 - Crochet Motif Doily is 13 x 9.5 inches.  These diamond points all the way around give this one a 'different than usual' look. 

Crocheted Doily Mat Pattern in square medallions
No 4407 - Motif Crochet Doily is 16 x 11.5 inches is made up with 35 small motifs. 
Crochet Flower Medallion Doily Pattern
No 4408 - Flower Motif Crochet Doily is 15 inches at points.
Crocheted Flower Medallion Doily Pattern, Vintage 1940s
No 4409 - Simple Circle Motif Crochet Doily is 9.75 inches.   This pattern is offered on as a Free Download in my shop. 

Vintage Crochet Pineapple Doily, Luncheon Set Pattern
No 4410 - Pineapple Crochet Doily is 14 inches.   Make it up as an individual piece, or an entire luncheon set !
Scroll Crochet Doily Pattern No 4411
No 4411 - Scroll Crochet Doily is 9.25 inches.  The scroll center has a bit touch of the whirlwind look.

Vintage Oval Doily Crochet Pattern

No 4412 - Oval Crochet Doily is 13.5 x 9.5 inches.

Three Crocheted Doily Pattern, Vintage 1940s

No 4413, 4414 and 4415.  A three small motif doily set; two measuring 4-3/4 inches and one at 5.5 inches.  Use them individually, or connect them together to make assorted cloths of your choosing.   

Flower Bordered Crochet Doily Pattern

No 4417 - Flower Edge Crochet Doily is 12.5 inches. From the center wheel to the daily center flowers and then the full flower edge, this one is lovely.

Although tatted took equal billing to the crochet in the title, it certainly didn't in the book itself with just two patterns.    Although they are all quite lovely, I think my favorite is 4411, the Scroll Doily.

I have listed these patterns individually in my shop, identified by the links under the pictures, should you be interested.

I hope you enjoyed the book review.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tatted Edges, 2 Tatting Patterns from 1951

Here are two lovely tatting patterns that I want to share with you.   These are from the September 1951 issue of The Workbasket.

The Workbasket was a magazine, and, as such, there are always bits of disguised history.    After all, ladies, most likely, did not spend time discussing World Affairs and certainly did not want to be reminded of them in their craft magazines (most likely a luxury).     Now, 1951 is a bit before my time, and I'll admit to forgetting almost everything I learned in the required history classes.    But, I was intrigued enough to do a few Google searches on the Tragedy of 1951; which was obviously not US based.    There were a number of atrocities going on in Russian territories, I learned.   But, hands down, I'm sure Aunt Ellen must have been referring to the Korean War - 1950 - 1953.   And yes, she was correct; those were terrible days in history.

If you create these tattings, please drop back by and let us know how they turn out and what you are going to use them for !

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Doily Pattern Book148, Old New Favorites by Request, Coats & Clarks

I do not know how to crochet, however, when I pick up booklets like this one, filled with lacy doilies, tablecloths and such, it makes me so wish to create this type of beauty.   Now, I'm not sure what I would do with them, once created, but they do call me.   All of the patterns in the book are crochet or tatting in mercerized thread, with the exception of one knit pattern, so the knitting fans are not totally left out.  

Here's your photo-journal of Coats & Clarks No 148  ...

Old and New Favorites, by Request
This is the Shining Star Tablecloth.  Each square measures 5" square and requires 40.5 yards of thread.  Instructions are given for a small cloth (63" square) and a large cloth (63" x 83"). 

 This is the Magnolia Blossom (A-476), A beautiful centerpiece with raised petals.  It's perfect on an end table, or as a daily under your most important lamp.   The Centerpieces measures 20" in diameter.

 The Rosewhirl Doily has Irish crochet roses surrounding a pinwheel center.    It measures 12" in diameter. 

 The two patterns that go with this picture are edgings.   The top is the Zig Zag edging and the second is called the Filigree Shell edging.  Both are designed for an 11" handkerchief. 

 This is the Fishnet Pillow.  First the background is crocheted in simple double crochet, then the mesh is crocheted over it, using chain stitch.   The finished pillow is 12" square.  The back can be either crocheted or fabric.  

 This is the Pretty Pineapples Chair Set.  The ever-popular pineapple is a design reminiscent of oriental bead curtains.   The chair back measures 13" x 19" and the arm pieces are 9" x 13". 

 The Victorian Nosegay Bedspread; a beautiful patter with all the charm of great-grandma's hand-pieced quilt.  Each motif measures 7 1/4" from point to point. 

 These picture represent 5 crochet patterns offered up as -- Chose Your Favorite Motif; Make What You Wish! ; crocheted or tatted, make of it what you will.  All are suitable for tablecloths, placemats, end table doilies, char sets and pillows.  We give you the size of the motif and the amount of thread it requires so that you can figure out how many motifs you will need for your purposes and how many balls of thread. 

Snowflake Tablecloth, One of the fastest-working designs you are ever likely to crochet !  Each motif measures 4" across center.  The finished cloth measures 60" x 76".

Polka Dot Potholder and Hot Plate Mat; easy to crochet and quick to catch compliments.

Baby Breath Tatted Edging.  An edging so dainty that, worked all in one in white, it it lovely enough for a bride on her wedding day. 

The Shell Stripes Potholder 6" x 7.25".  You'll also need a bone ring.

Honeysuckle Doily; An elegan design that makes a truly welcome gift.  The doily measures 14" in diameter.

Snow on the Mountain; for those who prefer to knit, a beautiful doily that challenges your skill, but gives a lasting reward of pleasure.  The doily measures 19" in diameter. 

And, last but not least, the back cover with a color picture of the Magnolia Blossom Centerpiece.

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