Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This little edging is something that was produced during an idle moment watching my least-favorite football team’s well-deserved trouncing on Sunday. It is not original, in fact I’m sure I probably saw a version of it in one of my WWI-era Priscilla or Anna Valeire tatting books. Can’t think of which one right now!
I’m still fooling around with learning a drawing program so here are the instructions in narrative. For the record this was tatted in DMC #20 with a size 8 extra-fine needle.
Small Trefoil Ring1 3-3+ (first P in R1) 3-3
Large Trefoil Ring1 3+ (last P in STR1) 3-3-3-3-3
Small Trefoil Ring2 3- (last P in LTR1) 3-3-3
Start again with Ring1, 3+ (middle P in STR2) 3-3-3
This will probably get tatted to the length of 8 inches and then another strip will be tatted, joining the first strip at the middle picot of the large trefoil ring. Run a piece of velvet ribbon through it and we have a bookmark.
By the way, you can download the Priscilla tatting books (and many others) from the
Antique Pattern Library.
(note to self; iron the darn thing next time).