August 16 2011 Tatting Newsletter
In 1927, Dexter Yarn was acquired by Collingbournes. During that time one marketing gimmick was the use of the name "Grandma Dexter" in advertising. They did business as Dexter Thread Mills until it was bought out by LeeWards. And in the 1990's LeeWards was bought out by the chain of Michaels. How the threads intertwine!
Dexter No. 3 Filet Crochet and Tatting
Copyright 1917 by Lillian Frances Brown, Boston, MA, this antique needlework booklet was produced by the Dexter Yarn Co. Pawtucket, RI whose introduction featured a description of their 100 years of progress. Five pages of the booklet contained tatting patterns, pages 10, 12 -15. It may be freely copied and shared.
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A brief explanation of padded tatting using an illustration from the Needlecraft Magazine of May 1929, page 10.
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