Thursday, 2 June 2011

First Hanky Edging - WIP

There is a first for everything. It all began with Fox and Diane's blog posts on beautifully tatted edgings for hankies. I always hesitated to edge anything because it is just a lot of work. But the end product must be worth it.

I started this edging after I went out to buy a few handkerchiefs to edge. Then Diane so generously gave away some beautiful handkerchiefs. I was so happy to receive one which I will post to show you. Thank you Diane.

The edging above is from Susanne Schwenke's Spitzen Ideen book on pp 6. Tatted using 2 shuttles, I used Venus Size 40 threads in Col. 678. I will post it when it is completed.


  1. Hello Wendy your handy edgeing is absolutely beautiful and of course I love the color too. Hugs Judy

  2. Ooooh - that edging is beautiful! I think it looks difficult. I'm planning a hanky edge too - I think I'll stick with something fairly simple for my first attempt :)

  3. Very pretty. I like the effect the block tatting gives to the design. Is it for the hanky you got from Diane or for one of those you purchased.

  4. Judy, I had a few purples and finally decided on this one.

    Happy Bluebird, It only looks difficult.

    Eliz, This edging is for one of the hankies I purchased.

  5. What a darling and unusual edging! I love it! (*runs off to rummage through her stacks of tatting books*)

    I hope I have that book, so I can try tatting this one too.

  6. I love the uniqueness of that edging!! I bet the handkerchief is going to be gorgeous when it's finished! :)

  7. Wow! That's a gorgeous edging! I'm so excited about seeing all the possibilities for edging hankies. I think this will be a fun summer!

  8. What a great colour! The design is intriguing - very pretty.

    So, you are not a step-by-step, show and tell woman! We have to wait now for the finished work!
    Fox : )

  9. What a pretty piece! The pink is just lovely.

  10. Isdihara - did you find the book? I hope you try it. It is a fun pattern to tat.

    Sue - I thought the block tatting was quite unique in an edging.

    Diane - I can't wait to choose a pattern for your hanky. It should be in my letterbox. I have not checked yet today.

    Fox - I hope it can be done in a week's time. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Blu - It's in my purple shades of threads but maybe more accurately orchid pink?