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October 7 2015 Tatting Newsletter

The Hope Chest of Tatting.

Many of life's milestones may be marked with a gift of tatted lace.

Birth - A child's birth calls for tatted lace bedecked christening gowns, simple lace edgings on jumpers and little gowns. Silk bonnets of lace and baby booties, too.

Tatting for baby - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/609.asp

First Day of School - Smocked pinafores decorated with tatted animals will delight a young girl but tatted dinosaurs would please a boy better.

Animals - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8407.asp
Dinosaur and Dragons - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/5877.asp

6th Grade Commencement - This calls for a thank you gift for the home room teacher, a hanky with tatted lace edging for the ladies and a tatted bookmark for the gentlemen teachers.

Bookmarks: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8428.asp
Edgings: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8417.asp

7th & 8th grade - These years are punctuated with many events that call for fundraisers, like money for band camp or travel expenses for the class trip. Tatted jewelry, bracelets, hair decorations are popular but tatted school symbols are just right for everyone to wear as are school initials made into pins.

Initials - http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2013/dagmarclunyabc.pdf
Alphabets - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/510.asp

Prom Night - This special coming of age event is perfect for boutonnieres and corsages of tatted lace.

Flowers - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/1300.asp
Boutonnieres - http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/bride/goodmanbout.html

High School Years - These young girls on the cusp of womanhood look forward to entering the work force, attending colleges and some may eventually consider marriage. And this brings to mind the Hope Chest.

Traditionally, the Hope Chest, also known as a dowry chest, cedar chest, bottom drawer or glory box, contains numerous items prepared for setting up a new household. Although today's modern women may purchase all that is needed, there is a special feeling about bed linens dressed with tatted edgings with matching pillowcases and tatted tablecloths and even tatted initials on towels and washcloths. Bed quilts, crazy quilts with tatted decorations and bed runners will give extra warmth to the bed.

Tatted Gift & Novelties - http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/7758.asp
Linens edgings - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art301481.asp
Pillowcase Edging - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300138.asp
Doily - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183534.asp

And eventually as the wheel of life turns, that bride's hanky may be folded to serve as a baby bonnet for the next generation.
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