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Monday, 19 January 2015

tatting with Anne

... Orr. Yes, Bernice was the first that guessed right, I'm tatting the so called "large centerpiece" that is on the cover of a Dover pubblication (1989). How large I can't wait to see, slowly emerging from the coloured thread dmc size 80...

The pattern calls for a size 40 thread and it's only written instructions.

If you like reading about the history of Anne Orr, there's a page in the site: "The ShuttleSmith Tatting" (by Karen Bovard).
Among a lot of great tatting resources, you can find there the history of the split ring technique and you discover that originated in a tatting booklet published in 1918 by Anne Orr.

https://sites.google.com/site/theshuttlesmithinomaha/

Ciao,
Ninetta

UPDATE: Article at Bella Online: "The Split Ring in 1901??"

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's a big undertaking. I have that book, but I haven't tatted anything from it. I'll be looking forward to seeing it.

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    1. I'm playing with colours because I hope to make it less repetitive and me more determined :)

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  2. Looking lovely so far, look forward to seeing how it works out.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you, it requires concentration!

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  3. The colours are lovely, as is the tatting!
    But there is a little something more going on in there, Ninetta..... why do you have a small section of the outer round in the previous colour? !
    Another puzzle in the making ;-) Oh goodie ....

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    1. :) I'm having fun with colours! I'm intentionally changing colour in a different point instead of the start of next round... An experiment!

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  5. You are an excellent tatter your hands are golden!

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    1. Thank you, you're so nice! You're an excellent tatter too, it's true!

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  6. I have touched a few vintage doilies and tatting. Once I saw all that bare thread I knew who it was. I don't have the book ..yet.
    Size 80 is a good size for a vintage piece. Enjoying your progress.

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  7. Is it a single shuttle pattern? you've done a lovely job.

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    1. Thank you Grace! They're only rings but I climb to one round to another with sr, so I prefer working with 2 shuttles. In general, I start always with 2 shuttles, that keeps also untangled the threads

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  8. Bravo, Ninetta. This mooks superb! And this is not easy. You have to concentrate on the length of each bare thread, whether you measure it or just estimate it.i zppreciate it.
    Interesting color experiment!!

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    1. Thank you Tally, I really needed this nice words!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta