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This week's project, or rather the beginning of one, is another pattern from "Occhi - Tatting - Frivolite Mustersammlung" by Susanne Rolf. This intricate looking edging is actually not that hard to memorize, so I can take it with me without pulling out the pattern to consult all the time. It tends to curl up while making, but isn't too hard to press flat.
The thread is a discontinued Flora size 50, and the colors in real life are more pale, nice and subtle.
This is intended to go on a hankie some day.
After the battle reenactment for the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, we found ourselves walking beside a troop of Continental Regulars. One of them looked over at us, gave a big grin, and said, "We'll get 'em next time."
Trying to keep my hands busy, here are 4 squares, pattern by Susanne Rolf in her book, "Occhi - Tatting - Frivolite Mustersammlung." (She also publishes under the name Susanne Schwenke.) She designs very pretty patterns, many with some block tatting. In all her books, each pattern has a diagram, and is also written out in German. I worked from the diagram without trying to translate the text, and it worked out well. If you want to try to translate foreign patterns, Georgia has links to tatting terms in various languages HERE.
Working in size 20, each individual square is about 2 1/2 inches across. I haven't blocked it, just lightly pressed.