Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
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Greenup, Illinois USA 62428
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Beth Dunlap's Brainerd #65 Edging



Beth Dunlap wrote:

What a lovely pattern you passed on when you posted the Brainerd & Armstong tatting pages excerpt! I'm snail-mailing you my sample so you'll also be able to post a picture of the pattern as well (I don't have a scanner). The pattern is a little confusing at the very beginning. When I started I just had to take it on faith that I really wasn't supposed to reverse after that first chain. Without a photo, I was working blind. I'll get the sample in tomorrow's mail. I really love it. It's nice and wide, but with all those picots connected nothing is going to flop around.
Beth in Philly.

Many thanks to Beth for working this up for the online tatting class!

Beth's modernized version of the Brainerd & Armstrong pattern on page 65 which has no illustration.



The pattern is composed of incomplete circles (7 rings and 6 chains) separated by a single ring. The chain before and after the single ring are joined to one another at the base of the circle. There are 3 DS between each picot or join. In size 20 Cordonnet, the edging is 1 3/4" wide. Reverse work as usual except where indicated.

Single R: 3 (- 3 x 5)
CH: 3 (- 3 x 6). Do Not Reverse.

First Circle
R: 3 (- 3 x 5)
CH: 3 - 3 - 3 + (to 4th p of first R) 3 - 3 - 3
*R: 3 - 3 + (to 4th p of previous R) 3 (- 3 x 3)
CH: 3 (- 3 x 5)
Repeat from * until there are 6 rings and chains.
7th R: 3 - 3 + (to 4th p of previous ring) 3 - 3 + (to 2nd p of first ring of circle) 3 - 3. Do Not Reverse.
CH: 3 - 3 - 3 + (to 3rd p of adjoining [opposite] ch) 3 (- 3 x 3)

Single R: 3 - 3 + (to 3rd p of last ch of circle) 3 (- 3 x 3)
CH: 3 (- 3 x 6). Do Not Reverse.

Second Circle
R: 3 (- 3 x 5)
CH: 3 - 3 - 3 + (to 4th p of first R) 3 - 3 - 3
R: 3 - 3 + (to 4th p of previous R) 3 (- 3 x 3)
CH: 3 - 3 - 3 + (to 3rd p of adjoining ch) 3 - 3 - 3

This completes the first two rings and chains of the second circle. The remaining rings and chains are worked as for the first circle.

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