Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns
The delicate art of tatting requires only a shuttle to produce elegant creations such as those displayed in this volume.Prize-winning tatting expert Monica Hahn provides patterns for 51 lovely projects―many with a Christmas theme. Intricate but not difficult to master, the designs for these miniature heirlooms include a variety of Christmas tree ornaments: Clover-Leaf Bell, Evergreen Christmas Tree, Star of Leaves, Five-Pointed Star, Rose Ornament, Poinsettia, Spider Web Ornament, and, of course, two splendid Christmas Angels.
Additional patterns in this attractive collection include lovely edgings such as Grape, Crown, Happy Talk, and Merri-Go-Round for "dressing up" napkins, placemats, handkerchiefs, and other items. Still other patterns are perfect for creating lovely collars, bookmarks, picture frames, and a variety of domestic accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and over 60 sharply detailed black-and-white photographs and line illustrations make it easy to create these tatted masterpieces.Dover republication (1989) with alterations of "A Christmas Angel & Other Tatting Patterns, "originally published by Clipper Enterprises, Inc., Duxbury, Massachusetts, in 1982; and "A Christmas""Angel (Volume II) & Other Tatting Patterns, " originally published by Monica Hahn, Seattle, Washington, in 1985.
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30 thread 9 ds 9 p sep ball thread base of last center ring Ch 3 ds Ch 9 Ch3ds Ch4ds Ch5ds Ch5ds;rw Ch6ds cl;rw clip collar Continue crochet hook Cut and tie cut thread double stitch Drop shuttle ds,cl;rw ds,j to center ds,j to last ds,j to middle ds;rw edge Fill shuttle Finish free ring half of double inch of thread inch thread index finger inner ring last lr last ring last row Leave g inch left hand little finger loop lower thread picot previous row psep R3ds R4ds r6ds ring or chain ring thread rings and chains rose running line Second row second shuttle sep by 2ds Sew ends Shuttle and ball shuttle thread side Size 30 thread skip slip stitch small ring tatting thread on shuttle thumb and forefinger upper thread weave Wind 2 yards Wind 2'/2 yards wing yards of thread yards on shuttle