our grandmothers,...was never more elaborate
than a neat, but rather substantial edging for a
child's dress or a lady's frill..."
~Mrs. Stephens, 1854
Finally my week is over now and I have some relaxing to do! I have been wanting to post about tatting for a little while now and was only just able to take the pictures. Tatting is one of my favorite kinds of lace and I have amassed a small collection of it over the years. I have vintage and brand new pieces and I display them everywhere! Tatting is a kind of lace that is made with knots and loops in different patterns and it dates to the early 19th century. In England it is called knotting and in France it is known as frivolite. As far as I know 'tatting' is the American term. I find it to be very ethereal and delicate with it's patterned chains and loops and I tend to put it on top of other kinds of lace as an extra pretty layer. My two favorites are the pink tatting doilies and they were both made by a very talented lady who has a lovely ebay shop. I have also drawn a new little doodle for fun. I didn't really know what it would be when I started but this was the finished product...
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