It was a common practice among the early manufacturers of thread, flax, cotton wool or silk to also publish patterns which called for the use of their products. Prizes and premiums were very common also. The manufacturers often published their own magazines or catalogs and around the start of the 20th century to sponsor patterns in woman's magazines
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An Exercise Using the Split Ring, Mock Picot and Split Chain, Techniques in a pattern by Miss Jennie R. Welch, Barbour's Prize Needle-work Series #2 "Tatted Star" Pgs. 85-86.
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This antique pattern was originally created in five rounds with each row being tatted, cut and tied. However, since tatters hate ends, Study the motif with the intention of climbing out from the center to the outer rows without cutting and tying.