When I was looking for thread for the Spring doily, I found this ball of size 70 thread. Just the thing to tat a handkerchief edging. I've been wanting to tat something else from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns. I've chosen Maids of Honour. I'm working with one shuttle and ball thread - the yellow shuttle is there for the hook. I"m very good at losing small crochet hooks but I figure a bright yellow shuttle will be easier to keep track of.
Wow size 70, and this is so very pretty and delicate this pattern is very sweer💗⚘💗ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful edging! I've never tried it, but I do have some hankies that I'd like to edge, and I know I will turn to Mary Konior. I love that book!ReplyDelete
Your edging is gorgeous already!!! :)ReplyDelete
What a treasure to have found! - Maids of Honour is the pattern with two rows, isn't it? You tat the outside row first and then the inside row. It will be beautiful.ReplyDelete
Yes, outer row and then inner row.Delete
Very pretty and dainty. I took an old steel crochet hook and had my husband bend the handle into a loop. I have a long chain necklace that I slid the loop onto and put it around my neck. I don't always use it as most of my shuttles have the hook on the end. But there are a few that don't. That way I don't loose it. I understand they call that a chatelaine. Folks used to put on little scissors and other tools for their tatting.I also keep a small supply on steel crochet hooks next to me. They are standing on end in a holder, but every now and then I reach across them and get one caught in my sleeve. They land either on the floor or in my easy chair. They can be illusive those little darlings.ReplyDelete
I love this book, it's one of my books that I would will never do without,ReplyDelete
Good idea to us the hook on the shuttle, I lose my hook all the time, my poor husband is very good at finding it when it disappears under the settee.
Very Pretty Pattern. I think that is a perfect size thread for a hanky. I keep my hook on a tatted lanyard and when I am not wearing it, I have it draped over my mag lamp so close at hand. I sometimes use a shuttle with a hook just so I have a hook handy.ReplyDelete
Oh my this is such a delicate and beautiful edging. <3ReplyDelete