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May 16 2019 Tatting Newsletter

There were tatters in them 'thar hills!
rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown

What a wonderful trip I had to the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild 2019 Tat Days held in Idaho this year. A delightful forest setting on a fine lake offered a relaxing site to learn to tat and renew tatting friendships.

And the return trip allowed me to stretch my legs, for my health's sake, of course, to prevent swelling, at many intriguing places along the road. Once, I walked around Old Faithful waiting for it to blow and discovered a great bookstore but it had no tatting books. And once, at a rest stop, I chatted with some visitors from mainland China but never discovered if any of them tatted as we were run off by a passing bison. But a random stop at a roadside antique store proved fruitful.

A sack full of edged hankies lay next to an old doily. As an inducement to purchase the sack, the seller offered to throw in this doily free. How could I resist? I was not impressed with the tatting on it. Until I got home and studied it. Then I remembered Jean's shawl.

It is listed as a lesson in the Online Tatting Class (free and fun, too) tatting files, too. Email me for details: tatting@BellaOnline.com

The story of Jean Younkin's shawl is sweet to read. http://www.georgiaseitz.com/younkin/younkin.html

'cry for happy' Jean with shawl
Basic pattern may be changed easily.
After realizing it was an old friend I almost put it aside. But something was nagging at me to look again. And I was so surprised when I did. Just look.

rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown

So I took a close up.

rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown

Hmm, next photo showed this construction at the center.

rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown center

A joining thread sewn in and not tatted.

rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown joining thread

Another enlargement made the hand-sewn joining thread visible.
rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown detail of joining thread

Direction of the sewn joining thread.

rectangular doily in ecru origin unknown joined in 4 pieces

OK, show me looking surprised.

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

Rings Galore Bracelet Vicki Clarke This bracelet by Vicki Clarke features the single shuttle split ring.


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