Imported Des. of Tatting BK #77 8133 8136 8144

Imported Des. of Tatting BK #77 8133 8136 8144
Imported Designs of Tatting Book #77 The Spool Cotton Co. ©1936
cover Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936)<br><br><p align=I have been puzzled about this booklet over the years. It has a colorized cover but all black and photos in it. It has 20 pages. There are 67 patterns without instructions and no double stitch counts at all! There is a 3-pg tutorial on how to tat and a comparison chart of finished tatted pieces showing the results of different size threads. It advertised J.P.Coats Tatting Cotton and Clark's ONT thread, so it was prepared before those two entities merged.

And it shows the cover for Book 39, The Book of Tatting. Perhaps you recall seeing the portrait of a women with powdered wig holding a shuttle and a wrist bag for the work? Of course, it is obvious from widely spaced blades of her shuttle that it is a knotting shuttle and not a tatting shuttle. But there are few vintage illustrations of women actually tatting.

cover of CC Book 39, The Book of Tatting

Some of the patterns in this book appear in many other booklets. I am reminded particularly of the 1917-ish booklet, "Die Schiffchenarbeit." It, too, was photos only, no directions. However, this lack of directions is not a problem for today's tatter.

With a clear photo and a numbered diagram, the tatter can recreate all the patterns easily. Try these out.

no.8133 Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

#8133
no.8133 diagram Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

*R 7 - 3 - 7 clr rw
CH 12 - 12 rw
R 10 - 10 clr ; repeat ring dnrw
CH 9 - 4 + (join to first small ring) 3 + (slj to large ring) 4 - 4 - 9; + (join to space between the two opposing rings 9 - 4 - 4 + (join to the other large ring) 3 - 4 - 9 + (join again to space between the two opposing rings) rw
CH 12 - 12 rw; repeat from *.

no.8136 Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

#8136
diagram no.8136 Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

R 6 - 2 - 6 clr rw
*CH 5 - 5 — (long picot) 10 rw
cloverleaf
R 10 + (join to small ring) 6 clr dnrw
Leave no space of thread
R 8 - 8 clr dnrw
Leave no space of thread
R 8 - 8 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 8 - 8 clr dnrw; rotate ring slightly
CH 5 + (join to third ring of cloverleaf) - 5 - 5 - 5; (slj to base of solitary ring) rw
CH 8 rw
cloverleaf
R 8 + (join to chain) 8 clr dnrw Leave no space of thread
R 8 - 8 clr dnrw Leave no space of thread
R 6 - 10 clr rw
CH 10 + (join to long picot) 5 - 5 rw
R 6 + (join to picot of previous ring) 2- 6 clr rw
Repeat from *.

#8144 Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

Now you try this one, #8144. Match the diagrams to the segments of the edging/insertion. The two pieces join together. Happy Tatting.
cover Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

cover Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

cover Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936





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