August 2 2011 Tatting Newsletter
You will remember the Belding Bros. Co from the patterns posted in July. Belding Brothers & Company merged with Heminway Silk Company in 1925 and did business as Belding-Heminway.
The silk threads were intended for embroidery, especially floral "needle painting", which was so very popular at that time. There are a number of Heminway Sons Silk Co. pattern booklets available for free download online. Among the booklets there are a few tatting patterns also. From Book #9 I have posted the cover, a sample advertisement, and four pattern pages for you to enjoy. http://antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/MHeminway9.pdf
Visit http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/museum/collection/household/6.php for a sample photo of silks from Heminway Sons Silk Co.
If any tatter would like to rewrite these vintage patterns in modern tatting terms, I will be happy to post the solutions on BellaOnline.
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