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February 9 2015 Tatting Newsletter

A newly tatted model has been added to this pattern. Lelia Parry shares her work.

This last weekend I was making plans to host the "Online Tatting Class 2015 Let's Ignore the Superbowl and Tat" event. A group of tatters get together on Superbowl Sunday for a tat and chat online while the game is on. It is a lot of fun. You are welcome to join us, too.

I was thinking of getting some snacks for the boys, easy things they can handle without disturbing me during game time, chips are good, but I also thought of onion rings. Onion rings reminded of an onion ring pattern from a book I have recently been working on. So I thought I would share the pattern with you.
I am compiling a list of patterns from this book to share so watch for more.

Imported Designs of Tatting Book #77, 1936

This pattern book has a colorized cover but all black and photos in it. It has 20 pages. There are 67 patterns without instructions and no double stitch counts at all! There is a 3-pg tutorial on how to tat and a comparison chart of finished tatted pieces showing the results of different size threads. However, with a clear photo and a numbered diagram, the tatter can recreate all the patterns in this book easily. This booklet was published with photos of the tatting only. No instructions, no patterns. Many of the designs appeared in other publications over the years also.

cover Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

no.8163 Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936

This pattern is an exercise in the use of the "onion ring" join. This simple triangle may be tatted as rings surrounded by chains or as "onion rings", i.e., rings around rings. Begin at the side set of two small rings.

model shared by Lelia Parry

 NO.8163b Imported Designs of Tatting #77, 1936
Motif #8163 pg. 10

R 5 - 5 clr dnrw Leave no space and repeat ring. RW
CH 5 - 5 rw
*Inner ring 15 - (small) 15 clr dnrw. Rotate ring to the right slightly and begin outer ring.
R 7 + (join to last small ring) 4 - 4 - 4 + (onion ring join) followed by picot 4 - 4 - 4 - 7 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 rw
R 5 +(join to last picot of outer ring) 5 clr dnrw Leave no space and repeat ring. RW
CH 5 + (joint to previous chain) 5 rw*
Repeat * to * twice more joining last small ring to the last picot of the outer ring of last onion ring.

onion ring join illustration

Notes: The original model shows great gaps of thread between the bottoms of the small side rings. To prevent this gapsosis, leave no space between the close of the first ring and the first half stitch. The three picots which join the chains need to be regular in size so that one space is not larger than the next.

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

NH Youngburg Pattern #11 Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg Brookings, SDĀ© 1921 Edging


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