Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
This antique collar has survived many decades and the tatting is as firm as ever. It is amazing that something which looks so delicate can be so sturdy. It was done in ecru and attached to a piece of cloth that looks to my inexpert eyes like a piece cut on the bias. Note the rust stain where someone has pinned it to a background paper. This should remind all of us to use rust proof pins in our lacemaking.
The pattern consists of two rows of one shuttlework followed by several rows of ring and chain repeat. It is very important in a piece such as this that the picots be regular in size. The finishing row of picots in particular should be done using a picot gauge. (See the lessons on using a picot gauge.)
Picot Gauge Exercise
Diagram for collar
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