Onion Ring Motif Vintage

Onion Ring Motif Vintage
Hello Tatters!
Tatters may recall that I have always written that a tatter can reproduce a tatting design from a close up photograph and patience. So, tatters may find this an interesting exercise in diagramming or writing patterns, too. This antique German tatting book is one which had only photos no text, "Die Schiffchenarbeit."

original Die Schiffchenarbeit cover

Original Cover.

There are no patterns. There are no diagrams. Just close up detailed photos of the tatting. The tatter will be able to recreate these designs without difficulty. The booklet is 8.5" x 11" and has 12 pages. There is no clue as to the designer nor the purpose of the book (original cover). It appears to me that it might even have been a "stock" book of patterns tatted for sale, although no price appears anywhere in the booklet. There are some familiar early 20th century style patterns and several uses of the "onion rings" (rings surrounded by rings not chains,) please review: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52553.asp. Nine doilies, two corners, several individual motifs and many edgings suitable for both needle and shuttle tatting.

reprint Die Schiffchenarbeit cover

A color model by Hope Green.
color

Diagram of above model including double stitch.
 pattern to try out Die Schiffchenarbeit diagram

 pattern to try out Die Schiffchenarbeit full diagram

The motif on the end with extra rings.
SH1 1. R 10 - 10 clr dnrw
2. R 15 + (onion ring join) 15 clr dnrw but rotate the ring in your hand 90 degrees to the right, leave the thread a little loose

1. CH 5 - 5 dnrw using SH2 R 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw.
CH 5 dnrw
2. SH2 R 5 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw.
CH 5 dnrw
3. R 5 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 5 clr dnrw
CH 5
SH2 R 5 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw.
CH 5 dnrw
SH2 R 5 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 5 - 5 - 5 clr dnrw.
CH 5 - 5 clr dnrw
CH 5 RW

Center chain: CH 7 RW

The motif on the ends with many picots.

SH1 1. R 10 - 10 clr dnrw
2. R 15 + (onion ring join) 15. clr dnrw but rotate the ring in your hand 90 degrees to the right, leave the thread a little loose

CH 5 + (join to last picot of previous ring) 2 (- 2) x6, + onion ring join, 2 , (- 2 ) x6, - 5 + (shuttle lock join chain to the bottom of rings) RW

Next center chain CH 7 RW

Repeat both again.






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