Friday, March 31, 2017

Anna Braids

Vandana Gupta asked me in a comment on this post to show more clearly the Anna Burda instructions for the leaf bread. In case the photo isn't clear enough, I'll rewrite the instructions for braid 6: This braid consists of r. of 4-4-8 ds. Draw r. tog. and reverse work. Commence 2nd and each foll. r. after a thread length of half the size of the r. (= 4 ds.), after 4th ds. join to base of antecedent r., end r. with 4-8 ds.

This article was in the May 1984 Anna Burda magazine.

I used split rings to tat the braid in a more 'modern' fashion, as you can see here.

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful patterns can be found in older magazines. I sure would like to see an Anna Burda magazine one day... time to go looking for one!

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    1. I don't think they're published any more but you might find back issues. They always had a tatting issue in May.

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  2. I took this magazine from 1973/4 until they finished publishing it in English, they do still publish the magazine but it's in German and can only be brought in Europe. Every holiday I spend sometime looking around newsagents for a copy, and only buy thise with tatting in, it's just a question of being on holiday at the time of publication
    I am sure I have this page and will have a look later.

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    1. Oh, that's very interesting, thanks. I didn't realise it was still published in German.

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    2. I got my copy out and I'm looking at the pattern, thanks for making me get the page out I found something else on it which would make a hanky edging, I should get the pages out more often, I had to downsize my collection so I took out all the tatting and knitted lace patterns and anything else I use and put them in plastic sleeves to keep them safe. Unfortunately they won't sell the German issues in the uk, I have two trips booked into Europe this year so I will be looking for the Anna magazines.

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    3. Their pages are definitely worth revisiting. One of my favourites of the old articles is the tablecloth with tatted flowers. Most of my Anna's are in storage. I should've done what you did. I hope you find more on your trips.

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