Mes Vacances, Album de 170
Nouvelle Collection d'Ouvrages de Main
Mes Vacances, Album de 170 modeles pratiques, d'objets usuels et de fantaisie
Paris, Librairie d'Education A. Hatier 33,Quai des Grands-Augustins, 33
In this album of needlework patterns on pg. 53 there is a single tatting pattern illustrated. There were no directions included. The flowers should be tatted first and then the chain holds it all together in one strip.
This vintage pattern is an excellent exercise in joining outward facing rings without twisting the last picot. When the rings face inward and a join is made, it is normally to the left. However, in the last ring of a line of outward facing rings, there are two joins to made. The last ring joins first to the left as normal, the ring is tatted over to the next spot to join and then the join is made to the right, i.e., the join is to the first picot on the first ring. This is in a awkward spot which accounts for the twisted picot in so many joins.
After tatting up to the last join, open the ring extra wide. Next fold the motif backwards so that the last ring is back to back with the first ring. Bring a loop of the ring thread through the picot on the first ring, put shuttle through that loop . Keep the work folded while you remove the slack and finish the join and the ring. After the ring is closed the work may be unfolded, and, if you are lucky, there will be no twist in the picot. However, this is a tricky join and you will need to practice it.
R = ring
CH = chain
clr = close ring
rw = reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work
- = picot
x = the number of times to repeat a segment
+ = join
R1 (3 -) x7, 3 clr dnrw
R2 3 + (join to last picot of R1) (3 -) x6, 3 clr dnrw
R3 3 + (join to last picot of R2) (3 -) x6, 3 clr dnrw
R4 3 + (join to last picot of R3) (3 -) x6, 3 clr dnrw
R5 3 + (join to last picot of R3) (3 -) x5, + (join to first picot of R1), 3 clr
CH 4 - 4 rw
R 4 + 1 - 1 + 4 rw
CH 4 - 4 + (shuttle lock join to picot of flower) 4 - 4 rw
Repeat for length needed.
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