So, how many of you have been yearning to make the Denmark Antimacassar from Riego's "The Royal Tatting Book" but were held back by the lack of an illustration?
It turns out that the 1867 edition of the book, which is the one currently available online, replaced the illustration with an advertisement. But the original 1864 version has the picture, and I have acquired a copy! The design is rather pretty, isn't it?
When time permits, I will be scanning it to donate a copy to the Antique Pattern Library. The APL is a true treasure trove of patterns, for tatting, for crochet, for embroidery, and many other crafts. At present, they are about $1400 short of their fund raising goal for this year. That's not a whole lot if a lot of people chip in a little bit. If you go to their homepage HERE, there is a Paypal donation button on the upper right corner of the page. Please consider helping, thanks.