This hanky edging is a pattern called Dainty Tatted Edge on pp 86 from Angeline Crichlow's book 'Let's Tat'. Thank you, Fox.
In the book, Angeline did explain that it was taken off a handkerchief tatted by Margaret Robinson in the 1880s in thread size 80 and 90. Here I used thread size 40.
The above is a sample in my notebook tatted in size 80.
It's absolutely stunning!! You did a fantastic job!!! :)ReplyDelete
I just cannot believe it! Not ironed? It is so pristine and sharp cornered and there is nothing - but nothing - not perfect about this piece! Just blocked??ReplyDelete
I am stunned!
I love this hankie and will cherish it. The Angeline edging is very special to me as well. Thank you for sending me such a beautiful gift.
♡ Fox : )
Lovely hanky and edging. I love it when you find ways around ironing - I dislike having to get the board and iron out.ReplyDelete
Beautiful hanky, lovely pattern, you made me laugh as my name used to be before I got married ...... Margaret Robinson and I don't think she was a relative.ReplyDelete
Perfect pattern, color and tatting make a perfect gift for just the right person at just the right time. You are so thoughtful. Karen in ORReplyDelete
hello, I wonder if you can send me the pictures in the book Angeline Crichlow's book 'Let's Tat. I have searched the internet, but I could not find and I can not anfare in bibloteca in America, because I live in Italy. Sorry for the inconvenience.ReplyDelete
What a unique way to 'block a hanky! And a beautiful edging. It's always interesting to revisit the 'antique' patterns, and a nice tribute. I presume this took awhile to tat!ReplyDelete