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March 28 2019 Tatting Newsletter

Coats and Clark #138 Priscilla Edgings
Patterns #433, 434, 435, 436 of pgs. 22-23, 27

Many vintage patterns are in the public domain now. These four are presented courtesy of Coats and Clark, Inc.

They are all dainty and decorative but #436 presents a challenge to modernize into a one pass pattern.

The original booklet cover:

cover of Coats & Clark booklet #138

The original pattern page:

the original pattern page in Coats & Clark booklet #138

The detailed enlargement of #436 showing the individual motif attached to a familiar double row of plain opposing rings for a header.

the original motif #436 and header in Coats & Clark booklet #138

And here is the double stitch count for both.
the double stitch count for the original motif #436 in Coats & Clark booklet #138

Suggested method of work.
The double row of opposing rings may be tatted first or last.

R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
*R 3 + (join to last picot of first ring) 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
R 3 + (join to last picot of second ring) 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
Repeat from length needed.
Note: to create the all front side up look, tat the lower row of rings (rings 2,4,6 etc.) in reverse half stitch order (RODS.)

One individual motif:
Begin with the set of four rings in the center. If the center were a clock the first ring to tat is at 5 o'clock position.
R 3 - 3 (picot long enough for three joins) 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 rw
R 3 - 3 + (join to long picot) 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 rw
R 3 - 3 + (join to same long picot) 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 rw
R 3 - 3 + (join to same long picot) 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 + (shuttle lock join to the base of the first ring) rw

Second round:
*CH 10 rw, R 3 - 3 + (join to chain of first round) 3 - clr rw
R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr dnrw, CH 10 rw
+ (shuttle lock join to the base of next ring of center)
Repeat from * around and do not cut off shuttles. Pause to consider the next segment.

1. If we continue tatting around this motif, we could get all the way around to where we just finished, but if we continue with the bridging chain, ring and bridging chain, we will not reach the center starting point of the next motif.
2. If we continue tatting around, we could complete one individual motif and have to cut and tie to restart.
3. But is it possible to climb out through the second set of four joined rings?

Please let me know your solutions at tatting@BellaOnline.com or aktatter@gmail.com.
More of these edgings will follow soon.

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