Forty Original Designs in Tatting by Nellie Hall Youngburg 1921
As a summer tatting project tatters in the Online Tatting Class have been rewriting and modernizing the patterns in this vintage tatting book. Diagrams and new models have been prepared to help the tatter follow the patterns more easily. Both the original public domain booklet and the new version are being posted online to share with all tatters everywhere.
"Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg, Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg Brookings, SD © 1921" appears to have been published privately originally. It was reprinted as "Tatting #6" in 1982 by the House of White Birches. The original is a public domain booklet.
Additional patterns will be linked here as they are created.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300095.asp Pattern #1
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183863.asp Pattern #2
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183838.asp Pattern #3
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183839.asp Pattern #4
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183840.asp Pattern #6
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183847.asp Pattern #7
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183852.asp Patterns #8 & #9
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183857.asp Patterns #10
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300139.asp Pattern #19
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183862.asp Pattern #38
This work may be shared freely but not sold.
The original tatting abbreviations:
d.s. double stitch
l.p. long picot
R = ring
CH = chain
rw = reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work
p or - = picot
lp or — = long picot
+ = join clr = close ring
bts = bare thread space
s/s switch shuttles
The name of the tatter who helped prepare each pattern is listed on each page. Unless otherwise noted, the diagrams are by Jane Eborall. The designs are diverse. They include edgings and insertions, small motifs suitable as accents or if tatted in multiples perfect items to create tablecloths and bedspreads. The collars, yokes and baby bonnet contain elements not often seen. And the cover piece, when tatted in color, is striking.
Cover design from Forty Original Designs in Tatting by Nellie Hall Youngburg 1921 tatted in color by Dagmar Pezzuto from Brazil 2014.