NC June 1926 Edging Anna Johnson

NC June 1926 Edging Anna Johnson
Needlecraft Magazine 1926 June Dainty Tatted Trim by Anna J. Johnson

Needlecraft Magazine is a fountain of ever flowing tatting ideas. These vintage designs offer so many patterns still attractive today. And they provide opportunity for beginning tatters to practice their rings and chains as well as giving the experienced tatter the chance to modernize the directions using today's tatting techniques.

This pattern is a good example of turning a floppy edging into a more stable edging or into an insertion. A familiar pattern of four rings and four chains is repeated in a row using a long tatted chain to bridge to the next motif. The side rings of the motif join to each other. After the desired length is tatted, a tatted header is made to join to the first row by means of a picot on the top ring and a picot on the long bridging chain. Picots on the header chains make it easy to attach the lace to fabric.

Needlecraft Magazine 1926 June Dainty Tatted Trim by Anna J. Johnson

R = ring
CH = chain
rw = reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work clr = close ring
- or p = picot
vsp = very small picot
+ = join
SR = split ring
mp = mock picot
climb out = move from one row to the next using a split ring/chain and a mock picot

Using two shuttles or one shuttle/needle and ball thread, any size thread or combination of thread colors begin with the upper ring of the four ring motif.

R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 + to the base of ring one, dnrw
Continue CH 10 - 10 rw

Following motifs:

R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 + (join to middle picot of fourth ring of previous motif) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 + to the base of ring one, dnrw
Continue CH 10 - 10 rw *

Continue for length desired.
*At the end of the row, change the order of the last motif slightly to climb out into the next row.
Change the last long chain as follows.
CH 10 - 10 vsp CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 + (join to middle picot of fourth ring of previous motif) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 rw
R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 8 + to the picot of long chain dnrw
Split ring SH1 5 - 5 / SH2 5 - 5 clr mp
Rotate the lace so you are working back along the first line of tatting.
**CH 5 - 5 rw
R 5 - 5 + (join to picot on long chain) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 + (join to middle picot of the upper ring of the previous edging)
Repeat from ** across the top to create an edging. For an insertion repeat the second row along the bottom side.




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