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Vintage Patterns

Great vintage pattern for every day use.

1896 Butterick Flower star
The 1896 Butterick Flower uses the mock picot and split ring to climb out into the second round.

A Useful Edging - Godey's Lady Book star
A tatting pattern for children's clothing given in the "Godey's Lady's Book" from September 1857, pg. 266.

Anna J Johnson - Doily star
Needlecraft Magazine April 1923 Doily with Border in Modern Tatting by Anna J. Johnson

Antique Collar 6 rows star
This antique collar in the photo has survived many decades and the tatting is as firm as ever. It is amazing that something which looks so delicate can be so sturdy.

Clara Haase pats #2 #4 star
These are two more designs are by Clara Haase. Her name appears more than once in Needlecraft Magazine.

Edging with Rick Rack from Needlecraft star[offsite link]
Marie Smith prepared the model for this insertion from Needle craft Magazine Feb. 1927

Emmy Liebert 1921 Fig. 28 & 29 star[offsite link]
Emmy Liebert book 1 figs. 28 and 29 present an unusual cloverleaf construction.

Emmy Liebert Motifs star[offsite link]
Barry Pecher has prepared the models for this motif from the Emmy Liebert Book

Emmy Liebert Vintage Motif star[offsite link]
Barry Pechers prepared these models of Emmy Liebert´s Vintage Motifs.

Gina Brummet´s DMC Project Motif # 13 star[offsite link]
Gina Brummett has been working on her 25 motifs a year challenge project. She chose the antique booklet: DMC Library - Tatting by Therese de Dillmont. You may down load the entire booklet at: http://www.antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/DMCTat.pdf Plate 2 fig #10 directions on pg 24 of the booklet.

Gina Brummet´s DMC Project Motif #4 star[offsite link]
Gina Brummett has been working on her 25 motifs a year challenge project. She chose the antique booklet: DMC Library - Tatting by Therese de Dillmont. You may down load the entire booklet at: http://www.antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/DMCTat.pdf Plate 1 fig. #4 directions on pg 20 of the booklet.

Gina Brummet´s DMC Project Motif #8 star[offsite link]
Gina Brummett has been working on her 25 motifs a year challenge project. She chose the antique booklet: DMC Library - Tatting by Therese de Dillmont. You may down load the entire booklet at: http://www.antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/DMCTat.pdf Plate 1 fig. #5 directions on pg 20-21 of the booklet.

Girl's Own Book 1858 Edging star
Recent study of "The Girl's Own Book" 1858 edition by (Lydia) Maria Child brought to my attention an illustration of 4 variations of a line of half-closed rings. Half-closed rings were often used in vintage patterns but seen less seldom today.

Girl's Own Book 1858 Pattern star
"The Girl's Own Book" in 1833 had no tatting. But by the time that the 1858 edition was issued, tatting had its own section. The tatting section is on pages 330 through 348. The instructions are quite general but accurate as are the illustrations. Among the patterns is this curious piece of lace.

Hen and Chicks star[offsite link]
The Classic hen and chicks pattern with the expanded hen and chicks on eggs addition by Georgia Seitz

Martha Ess rev. Schiffchenspitzen, star
Frau Tina Frauberger's "Schiffchenspitzen," figure 78. Revised by Martha Ess using modern tatting techniques like the split ring and mock picot.

Modernize Vintage Tatting Patterns star
Modernizing a vintage tatting pattern is easily defined as finding a path to tat the lace from center to outer row, or from row to row without cutting the thread. The fewer cuts of the thread, the fewer ends there would be to hide.

Mrs. Beeton´s "Book of Needlework" Pattern 8 star[offsite link]
Mrs. Beeton´s "Book of Needlework" Pattern 8 With variations by Gina Brummet and Wally Sosa.

Needlecraft Magazine 1922 Corner star
Needlecraft Magazine June 1922, pgs 10 and 19 has a corner of unusual design

Needleweaving & Tatting Frauberger 1919 fig. 31 star[offsite link]
Tatting with Needleweaving is featured in a pattern from Tina Frauberger. It is found in her books from 1919 and/or 1921 and in the 1913, "Ich Kann Handarbeiten." It uses the trademark "onion ring formation as well as floating rings.

Node Stitch in Vintage Tatted Yoke star
A chain tatted with Victorian sets, in this pattern 4 x first half stitch followed by 4 x second half stitch is called variously node stitch, rick rack stitch and/or zig zag stitch.

Norma Benporath's 3 Motifs star
These three medallions appeared in the Jan. 31, 1935 issue of The Queenslander on page 35 written by Norma Benporath, OAM.

Oeillet, Oval, Circle, and Loop all mean Ring. star
The word oeillet, along with loop, oval and circle are all used to indicate a "ring" in this 1867 Mlle Riego pattern from the Royal Tatting book, pg. 10.

Oval Shuttle motif star
Norma Benporath (1900 - 1998) designed lovely tatting patterns which were published by SEMCO in the pre- and during the WWII years. This pattern caught my attention because of its oval shuttle-like shape. It is from the Home Beautiful Tatting Book #4

Piano Scarf Edging 1916 star
Miss C.W.'s Tatted edging for Piano Scarf June 11, 1916 The Plain Dealer

Pointed Edging - Mabel Ketchum 1917 star
Mabel's Edging is a simple pattern which forms delicate points. This edging may be used to adorn clothing, linens or even turned into jewelry. Add a few beads over the joins and in the centers of the rings and instant necklace!

Riego 03 Golden Stars in Tatting & Crochet star[offsite link]
Etoile Doree in Tatting (Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet) 1861. Doilies, cuffs, collars antimacassars.

Riego 04 Tatting, Edgings & Insertions.pdf star[offsite link]
Tatting, Edgings and Insertions 1861 Edgings and insertions from Greek and Roman Lace, Venetian border and insertion, Etruscan border and insertion and more.

Riego 05 The Exhibition Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Exhibition Book 1862 Maltese (Pearl Tatted chains and ring) work, star, diamond shaped insertions, Rosette edging

Riego 06 The Royal Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Royal Tatting Book 1864, 1867 The 1867 edition has two illustrations in reversed position otherwise all the same. Lily of the Valley edging, Mignonette Border, Guipure Trimming and others.

Riego 07 The Complete Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Complete Tatting Book 2nd Edition 1866 Instructions, abbreviations, Gymp and Parisian Gymp Trimmings, Van Dyke Edging, doilies and more.

Riego 08 The Lace Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Lace Tatting Book 1866, 1867 Gorgeous Lace Parasol, doilies, bonnet, Dresden Edging, antimacassar and more.

Riego 09 Simple Book of Tatting star[offsite link]
The Simple Book of Tatting 1867 Contains the oft reproduced Metternich Cravat and Edging, Lappets, Van Dyke Edging and more.

Riego 10 The Pearl Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Pearl Tatting Book 1867 Lavish Lace collar and cuffs set, "Shakespeare", Pearl or Maltese work, Handkerchief edging.

Riego 11 The Raised Tatting Book star[offsite link]
The Raised Tatting Book 1868 Gorgeous Vintage Child´s Dress lavished with tatting lace good for a Christening Gown perhaps or special event dress for young child. Mignardise edging, Maltese square, pearl beading.

Riego 12 The Irish Lace Instructor star[offsite link]
The Irish Lace Instructor 1886 This is only the tatting chapter from this book. It has a parasol cover, edgings, doilies and some items from previous books.

Riego Book 2 Tatting star[offsite link]
Tatting First Edition 1850. Instructions, Edging, Colar, Maltese work, Tatted grapes and more.

Roy Feuchtwanger - Doily star
Needlecraft Magazine Year Unknown Dec. pg. 12 Tatted Doily by Roy Feuchtwanger

Sajou Album for Frivolity Works #16 star
Album for Frivolity Works #16 Published ©1861 by SAJOU, Embroidery and Tapestry Patterns Manufacturer, Paris. Here are the directions for pattern #16 in modern tatting notation. This is an edging comprised of half closed rings.

Split Ring Vintage Pattern Coats #14 star
An early example of the split ring was used in the J.P. Coats Co. Booklet #14.

Tassel by Clara Haase NC Mag July 1927 star[offsite link]
Curtain Pull or Tassel by Clara Haase Needlecraft Magazine July 1927 TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008. The late Gina Brummet used this pattern as a Mystery Motif. Later July Mystery Motif Revealed! Tatted Curtain Pulls July 15, 2008. (July Mystery Motif) July 1927 Needlecraft Magazine, by Clara Haase Adapted by Regina A. Brummett

Tatted Couvrette - Girl's Own Book star
Here is another vintage pattern from 1858 edition of "The Girl's Own Book," a butterfly motif "couvrette." The directions to tat the necessary rings includes instructions for "pearl stitches." The "pearl" indicated a "picot" and to make a pearl stitch with picot at that time meant 1 ds picot 1 ds.

Tatted Insertions Comfort Tatting star
Tatting Designs" by Comfort Workers, 1917 Insertion using Reverse order double stitch

Tatted Yoke in One or Two Colors. star
Priscilla Yoke book pattern and diagram with latticed chains in node stitch.

Tatting with Two Threads by Norma Benporath star[offsite link]
© for this work remains with the National Library of Australia, original article can be accessed via http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page2524047 or via TROVE, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/23591180 Diagram by Fiona Tat http://onemadtatter.wordpress.com Tatting with Two Threads By Norma Benporath Test tatting and diagramming pattern by Fiona T An “Intatters” Community project.

TBC Instructions and Designs for Tatting star[offsite link]
"TBC Instructions and Designs for Tatting", T. Buettner & Co. 1916. Includes a lot of info and photos of novelty braids.

The Young Ladies' Journal. 1885 Fig. 21 star
The Young Ladies' Journal. Complete Guide to the Work-Table. 9th edition 1885. Tatting. Pattern #21 with original pattern (mistakes and all) and modern tatting methods. One shuttle pattern.

Two Color Edging DMC star
Linda Reiff has modernized this vintage DMC Tatting pattern. Located on pg. 26, it is the Edging Fig. 12 in Two Color Tatting. This is an excellent two color for beginning tatters. It will also introduce them to floating rings and RODS.

Vintage square from Emmy Liebert book 1 star[offsite link]
Stephanie Wilson has prepared the first pattern from Emmy Liebert´s first book, "Schiffchen-Arbeiten (Frivolitäten) Band 36 , 1916, pg. 12, figures 11 and 12. (Page 10 of the collected works reprint.) Diagram with ds count. http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/emmyliebert/emmyliebert-collar-p10-sample.jpg

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