The February issue of Needlecraft Magazine 1927 featured several tatted motifs combined with tatting. Gina Brummet reproduced one example in brightly colored variegated thread and paired it with brilliant red rickrack. Red is bright and eye catching but a quick bit of research online shows that rick rack has really been updated.
The new rickrack comes in widths from 1/4" through 1 7/8". And the color range is beautiful. The standard primary colors and pastel colors are now augmented with metallics, glitter and iridescent styles. I was particularly pleased to see rainbow variegated rickrack too. These variegated styles would be stunning paired with the new Lizbeth threads.
Posted Online for a free download is a vintage book, "Nufashondrickrack Vol.2." Please see the list of free tatting books posted online here at BellaOnline.com: http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/3137.asp
Cover of Nufashond (sic) RickRack Vol. 2.
This booklet has only two pages of tatting combined with rickrack, pgs.23 and pgs. 24.
Pg. 24 has only one pattern of tatting. It is a round medallion or alternating rings and chains. And, suitably enough, the second round is all tatted chain in the rick rack or Victorian sets style. Round 3 is alternating cloverleaf and chains with floating rings. Both the chains and floating rings are joined to the large size rickrack. An additional round of chain attaching also to the rickrack finishes the motif.
Just imagine the possibilities of modernizing this medallion with brightly colored rickrack and coordinating Lizbeth thread.
A pattern from the files of the Online Tatting Class is available for experimenting. Please see Ric Rak Motif-Bookmark by: Wally Sosa ©2001
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Delineator Wide Edging A Wide edging from the vintage Delineator magazine
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