Wednesday, February 20, 2008

25-Motif Challenge - Mrs. Beeton's edging

Mrs. Beeton's Book of Needlework is available online at Project Gutenberg.

This is one of her edgings. I have incorporated a picot into the smaller ring and left out the crochet part.

It will make a nice bookmark if, as I have done above, you mirror-image another row of it and insert with a strip of velvet ribbon . It's done with a single shuttle or if you needle-tat, working with the thread cut off the ball.

Large Ring 1: 4-3-3-3-3-4. Leave a one-sixteenth inch space on your thread.

Small Ring 1: 4-4. Leave a one-sixteenth inch space on your thread.

Large Ring 2: 4+3-3-3-3-4, joining the first picot to the last picot on the first large ring.

Continue until the edging is the desired length.

1 comment:

Helene said...

Wow ! impressing ! sooo beautiful ! congrats !