December 13 2011 Tatting Newsletter
Anne Champe Orr (1875-1946) was endlessly fascinated with needle work and designed and sold hundreds of thousands of patterns for cross stitch, quilting, crochet, filet crochet and tatting. She was widely published. J.P. Coats Crochet, Cross Stitch and Tatting Book No. 14, copyright 1923 has Anne Orr designs. It contains 12 edgings (11 are reverse stitch), a reverse stitch Square Medallion in a Leaf Design, and a reverse stitch edging for a cross stitch linen centerpiece.
Anne is thought to have developed the split ring (see http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173899.asp)and daisy picot techniques. The tatting community is grateful for her many tatting patterns. Read more about Anne Orr in the BellaOnline Book Review section under "Building a Tatting Library - Anne Orr", http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70463.asp.
A scan of this public domain booklet has been shared by Mary Maynard and is posted in the BellaOnline archive under Free Tatting books online. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art30942.asp. Mary Maynard is the author of "Tatting - Ring of Flowers" and "Tatting the Four-Square Ring." http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art29969.asp
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Workbasket Pattern List 1985-95
A list of the issues of the Workbasket Magazine and the tatting patterns in them from the first issue 1985 through 1995
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