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

Marie Rice Researches 1930's Butterfly

Marie writes:
Recently I had the rare privilege of making a second visit to LACIS in Berkeley CA. LACIS is a lacemaker and needleworker’s paradise. I bought a tailed butterfly. I have collected tatting books and patterns for over 50 years and I have never seen this pattern before. Kaethe Kliot dates it in the 1930s.

It is a very simple pattern of one white quartre-foil (four-leaf clover) after another appliqued onto pale blue silk. The 4 rings are R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 each. When joining the last ring to the first, the 4 rings become a square. Remember to turn over the first ring twice before joining so the joined picot will remain open.

The sample was made one square at a time and (GASP!) cut and tied. Using split rings, it may be tatted in 1 or 2 passes without cutting or tying. Does anyone have this pattern in a book with a date?

Marie Rice
When printing the diagrams, you may want to change your printer orientation from portrait to landscape mode as the two butterfly diagrams are very wide.
The Basic Quartre-foil Diagram
The Layout of the Butterfly
A Suggested Path for Split Ring Version
Any questions? You are welcome to email me.
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