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July 5 2019 Tatting Newsletter

Delayed by technical problems, this is the June 27, 2019 newsletter.
Faggoting & Tatting on Collar

Faggoting is an embroidery stitch joining across an opening between pieces of fabric. It is also used as a decorative stitch to cover seams. [Ed. note: There will be more about faggoting in the second portion of this long pattern which will be posted in the new articles on Sunday, June 30, 2019. It was just too big to fit in one email.]

This collar by Norma Benporath will require planning and concentration. It is a vintage public domain pattern.

The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 16 February 1935, page 14. Designed for "The Australasian" by Norma Benporath
WHETHER inset as a yoke or worn loosely, worked in white or ecru cotton, or in cream silk, this new collar will be equally attractive. The cobweb texture of the tatting, combined with the faggoted rouleaux of sheer linen or silk gives it a lace-like texture which lends grace and charm to almost any type of frock, from delicate silk to a rich velvet.

The original collar, which is worked with No. 24 Semco rayon crochet silk, is 6 in. deep, from the base of the neckband to the edge of the lace. All, or only some sections, of the design, may be worked to make collars of varying widths, and, in addition, the units of the design may be worked with other threads for different purposes.

Before commencing the tatting for a collar, cut a paper pattern to serve as a guide for working, so that the finished collar will be of the correct size and shape. Cut the pattern from strong brown paper, for the work is sewn on to it, and not taken off until completed.

First of all tack a length of curved bias binding on to the pattern around the neckline. Tack another a little more than a quarter of an inch away from it, and connect the two with faggot stitching. This gives a foundation for the work.

Commence the tatting by working the smart little neckband, which is just three-quarters of an inch high. This consists of a double row of rings, separated by diagonal chains.

THE NECKBAND. All chains of this section of the design are 6 ds-
Ring 3ds p 6ds p 3ds. Chain 6ds rw
*Ring 5ds 3p sep by 5ds 5ds. Chains 6ds rw
Ring 3ds join to last p of the last small ring, 6ds p 3ds. Chain 6ds rw
Ring 5ds join to last p of the larger ring 5ds p 5ds p 5ds.
Repeat from * until a sufficient length for the neckband has been made.
Sew it to the edge of the bias binding by the picots of the larger rings, so it will stand upwards around the neck when being worn.

Norma Benporath tatted collar with faggoting from Australasian 1935 Feb.

[Ed. note: There will be more about faggoting in the second portion of this long pattern which will be posted in the new articles on Sunday, June 30, 2019. It was just too big to fit in one email.]

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

Knotting vs Tatting stitches The essential difference between knotting and tatting is that the double stitch "slides" on the core thread of tatting while in knotting the core thread itself is manipulated to make a knot that is stationary.


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