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I always admire your beautiful works and I love seeing my patterns in your blog, worked better and nicer than I'm able to do. This is a beautiful doily, disigend by Anne Orr and bublished in her tatting book No. 13 in the year 1935. The pattern is representated in an altered and abridged republication in a Dover edition from 1989. This is not Yusai Shokoins pattern.
Thank you Iris, for the clarification. I did not know that. I do not have any of Anne Orr's books. It may have been stated in Yusai Shokoin's book but I do not read Japanese. Sorry about that. Will clarify it in my next post.And Iris, I love your patterns. Always an interesting tat.
I love how the different colors brings out the pattern differently, it makes the same doily look so different!
Glad you love the colors. It does look very different, doesn't it.
Simple and appealing.
Yes, it is. I'm having a fun time with it.
Absolutely stunning and gorgeous!!! :)
Beautiful! Love the colors.
This grand classic doilyis going to become a masterpiece in your hands. Great colors!
Funny, I looked through my tatting books, and saw that there is a doily on the front cover of 'Tatting doilies and edgings', edited by Rita Weiss (between 1920 and 1944, not clear) , which is also to be found in a clarcks and coats magazine (1939). The first 4 rows of that doily are identical to the one by Ann Orr mentioned by Iris, which was published in 1935, and which you are tatting now from a newer book.It is clear that one can have too many books.
You know, I have Rita Weiss' book and went quickly to look it up. Yes, the 1st four rows of that doily on the cover is identical.
I don't know, who is really the designer, Rita Weiss or Anne Orr, but in the Dover Edition "tatting with Anne Orr" the whole doily, every row, is identical to that diagrammed in Yusai Shokoins book.
Those colors are really delicious together.
I also have the book from Rita Weiss. She is only the editor, she collected in her book old patterns, but she is not the designer of these patterns.
Thank you Iris for clearing that up. I must try to get Anne Orr's books. She has some pretty patterns.