Anna J Johnson - Doily

Anna J Johnson - Doily

Needlecraft Magazine April 1923
Doily with Border in Modern Tatting by Anna J. Johnson

I have been tatting since 1979 but I have been collecting stamps since 1957. One of the stamp topics I collect is, not unsurprisingly, lace on stamps. I have exhibited my lace stamps along the way and have been pleased to receive a medal or two. There are many European countries which have issued stamps with lace, lacemaking, bobbins and bobbin lace pillows, women making lace. So, I am always on the watch for new stamps. As I read the American Philatelist Journal recently, I was studying a page on Moroccan stamps. I noted that some of the geometric designs on the walls and in the architecture might lend themselves to tatting designs.

Thoughts of design were still on mind when I began to tidy up my desk. My pile of books and vintage patterns to study was still quite high and beginning to slide toward the floor. I wish I could just pick up a pattern and book and file it right away, but I can't resist reading through it first. I was looking at this page from an old Needlecraft Magazine when I saw this doily. It looked like a Moorish arch to me!




doily by Anna J Johnson Needlecraft Magazne April 1923 pgs.31-32



Pattern uses two shuttles wound continuous thread method (CTM) for round one. Note the asterisk marking the start of the repeat.



R 7 - (long picot large enough for 3 joins) 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8 rw

R 7 + (join to first ring) 7 clr rw

Note if you want the all front side / back side look work this ring in reverse order half stitches (RODS)

R 7 - 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8 rw

R 7 + (join to previous ring) 7 clr rw

R 7 - (long picot large enough for 3 joins) 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8

R 7 + (join to previous ring) 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8

R 7 + (join to previous ring) 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8

R 7 + (join to previous ring) 7 clr rw

R 7 - 7 clr rw

CH 8 + (join to picot opposite) 8 rw

R 7 + (join to previous ring) 7 clr rw

R 7 + (join to first ring) 7 clr rw

CH 8 - 8

R 7 + (join to first ring) 7 clr rw

CH 5 - 3 - 3 - 5 RW Repeat joining chains as shown



Outer row

All rings are 4 ds between picots or joins.
All chains are 8 - 8, join as shown



doily by Anna J Johnson Needlecraft Magazne April 1923 pgs.31-32





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