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January 12 2017 Tatting Newsletter

Marie Antoinette Hees Book 5 Edging 7

Marie Antoinette Hees Book 5 cover

This vintage book was published by E.C.Spuehler of St. Louis, MO date unknown. The copyright information shows that Marie Antoinette Hees and Minnie North jointly share it. It is an instruction manual in the basics of tatting and includes many useful edgings for everyday objects. It offers 36 patterns and ideas for their use. And the publisher included a list of their publications (covers) on the back page.

This edging is listed as #7 and is also seen in a wider form attached to a handkerchief on page 9. The photo on page 9 is surrounded top and bottom with text. Above is pattern, #22. The original edging #7 shown on page 5 has the directions on page 9 below the hanky photo.

Marie Antoinette Hees Book 5 edging #7

Study the image a moment. Hmm.. how many passes across will it take to tat this pattern?

Just One!!

It is just like following the yellow brick road. A few twists and turns and it guides the pattern to the end.

Marie Antoinette Hees Book 5 edging #7 diagram
This shows two repeats tatted without cutting the thread.


R1 7 - 7 clr rw
CH1 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 rw
+ join to picot of ring 1 dnrw
CH2 7 - 7 rw
R2 5 + (join to last picot of chain 1) 5 clr rw
CH3 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 rw
R3 5 + (join to next picot of chain 1) 5 clr rw
CH4 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 rw
R4 5 + (join to next picot of chain 1) 5 clr rw
CH5 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 rw
R5 5 + (join to next picot of chain 1) 5 clr rw
CH6 6 - 6 - 6 + join to the base of ring 1 dnrw
CH7 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 rw (this chain arches over ring 1)
+ join to picot of ring 1 (this is the second join into this picot rw
CH8 7 rw
R6 6 - 6 rw
CH9 7 rw
Repeat pattern for length desired.

Marie Antoinette Hees Book 5 edging #7diagram 2

Diagram with double stitch counts marked.

Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

Erin Holloway's Square Medallion Many thanks to Erin Holloway for sharing this square medallion with the online tatting class and tatting at BellaOnline.com. This will be an excellent motif to be repeated to create a large doily, table runner, table cloth or even bedspread!


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