Earlier this summer we studied a vintage doily by Anne Orr:
At the end of the pattern was a challenge for tatters to figure out a way to work row 5 without cutting and tying. This is Maria Alcantara's solution. Great work!
Here is the completed doily:
Here is a close up of the climb out:
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Belding Bros. Silk Tatting Book
Belding Brothers Silk Tatting Book. This manufacturer of silk thread published an instruction booklet with patterns. This antique public domain booklet is presented in parts. Here is the beginning through Fig. 4. It is an interesting example of the multiple illustrations used for tatting.
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