Georgia Seitz Ribbonwinners
Tatting Patterns & Shuttles
1227 CR 1760 E
Greenup Illinois USA
Once upon a time in New England, a tatter created tatting designs. She used that new-fangled machine called a "typewriter" to record them on lined paper. And she saved them all in a 2-hole notebook. Next to the patterns she securely sewed down samples of the tatted lace. And written small at the side of many of them, she placed prices, some as little as 35 cents a yard.
It sounds a little sad at first, this book of patterns with prices. Did she have to labor over the lace hour after hour for those precious pennies? Perhaps. But if so, she tatted with a cheerful heart. How can you tell? By the rainbow of colors that flow through her tatted samples! No simple white. No creamy ecru. Her tatting shouted with joy and cavorted in cornflower blue, hyacinth purples, meadow greens and carnation pinks.
The myriad simple ring and chain repeat edgings will serve as hanky decoration, bookmarks, collars, and insertions for household linens. The larger and wider edgings could dress up blouses and be combined for large tablecloths or runners. The familiar hen and chicks goes hand in hand with mignonette patterns. Floral patterns, round and medallions will delight beginner and experienced tatter alike.112 pages of glorious color; 8" x 10"; softcover.