Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
1227 CR 1760 E
Greenup Illinois 62428-3016 USA
AKTATTER@aol.com
www.georgiaseitz.com


Brainerd & Armstong 1889
A Christmas Note from AKTATTER


Greetings Gentle Tatters! I hope that this note finds you all in good health and spirits and enjoying the blessings of the holiday season. I have a couple of patterns to share with you. They are a Tatted Edge and "Fairy Queen" Tatting found on pages 65-66 of Brainerd & Armstrong Co.'s 1889 publication. It was provided for the use of the online tatting class by Thelma and we send her our thanks.

Note in the directions:
stitches or st. = DS
purl or p. = picot
turn the loop thus made downward = RW
spool = ball
curve = chain
loop = ring
draw up = close the ring





For the "Fairy Queen" Tatting pattern they use the word "loop" to mean a picot! If you start from the left side of the illustration do a starter picot on a chain then...
CH 6 - 6 - 8 RW
R 6 + (join to the starter picot) 6 close ring. Leave no space.
R 6 - 6 close ring. RW
CH 10 RW
R 6 + (join to picot on previous ring)1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 close ring. Leave no space.
R 6 + (join to last picot on previous ring) 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 close ring. Leave no space.
R 6 + (join to last picot on previous ring) 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 close ring. RW
CH 10 RW
R 6 + (join to last picot on previous ring) 6 close ring. RW
CH 8 RW
R 6 + (join to picot on previous ring) 6 close ring. RW
CH 8 + (join to picot on chain opposite) 6 - 6 +( join to picot on previous ring) and continue to chain and begin the repeat.

As always with these antique patterns, if there is a diagram or illustration of the lace, go by it. Use common sense for making joins in appropriate places and don't let the odd terminology fool you.



Any questions? You are welcome to email me.
AKTATTER@aol.com
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