logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Painting
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Tatting Site

BellaOnline's Tatting Editor

g

August 6 2013 Tatting Newsletter


In the pattern "Tatted Couvrette Girls' Own Book 1858" from July, I mentioned I had not found a regular definition for the word "couvrette." Some of our readers, Anitra Stone and Kay Boniface shared some information with me. Although not defined, the word has been used in some of the Mrs. Beeton's tatting pattern. It seemed to all of us that the word must have a French origin, perhaps "couvert," which is in essence a "cover." So any small shape could be a couvrette. And many patterns suggest the use of these small medallions as a pincushion cover. How small??

small tatted medallion or couvrette

small tatted medallion or couvrette
small tatted medallion or couvrette
small tatted medallion or couvrette
Practically any size and shape qualifies.

Further research by Anitra's parents found a Victorian needlework reference book which defined couvrette as being French for a small coverlet, by extension, small meaning as intended for babies?

And as many times as I have read and researched Elgiva Nicholls' "Tatting: Technique and History", I missed this reference which Anitra spotted.

"[1851 A Lady]... "Tatting made easy, and how to join with the shuttle explained and exemplified"... 'couvrettes' - rectangular pieces of tatting composed either of an edging worked upon an edging, or of the simplest of medallions, of rings enclosing a space."

Recall the word, "plastron?" It is a bodice covering, plain as in padded for fencing, or fancy as in decorated with lace. I have found only one tatting pattern labeled as a plastron...but the search goes on.
Happy Tatting

See: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3042.asp
Tatted Couvrette Girls' Own Book 1858
See: Pincushion cover

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/bella/barbarahevenerheminwaypincushion.pdf
Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

Onion Ring Join with the Tatting Needle The Onion Ring Join with the Tatting Needle takes a little more manipulation to make correctly

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2862.asp

Please visit tatting.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Tatting. To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Tatting located here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=39

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback! Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Georgia Seitz, Tatting Editor
http://tatting.bellaonline.com
One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com



Unsubscribe from the Tatting Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Tatting Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters



g

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Tatting Newsletter

g features
Clara Haase pats #2 #4

Tatting Plus Teneriffe

Lucy's Rose Doily by Mrs Consistre

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor