So far I have never sewn any of my tatted edgings onto handkerchiefs as I do not know how to. I am now struggling to get this Asters edging by Mary Konior book onto the not so square handkerchief. Wonder if I should stretch my tatted edging or leave it loose?
This pattern is definitely from the book Tatting Patterns by Julia E Sanders. Its one of the medallion on the edge of a big cloth. I used DMC 20 violet coloured thread. Doesn't it look beautiful against my lamp shade. I have still not decided whether to leave as is or add more rows and turn it into a doily. Will see.....
I remember I got this pattern from a vintage tatting book by Julia E Sanders but I just cant find the design in the book now.
Thank you Kathy Niklwicz for pointing out that this pattern is actually from the book "Christmas Angels & Other Tatting Patterns" by Monica Hahn. Phew I finally found the pattern! It sure takes an experienced Tatter to spot it where the design comes from.
Edging takes time to tat, therefore I managed only to tat the first row of Bridesmaids edging. There is another row to tat but I am just happy with this simple edge. This pattern is taken from "Tatting with Visual Pattern by Mary Konior" with DMC white thread. It's frustrating that after I finished this piece, certain sections look "off white". I suspect that the ball of thread is not totally white, that's why I prefer to work with coloured threads.
Can anyone suggest any tatting design for the back of my gown so that the bra strap will not show? Initially I was thinking of just covering the back with a skin coloured material but it does not look nice. I was also not able to find similar lace that is used on the front. Therefore I am thinking of using cream coloured tatted lace (simple pattern) to cover the back discretely. I intent to wear this gown for a very special occasion in January.