Saturday, 31 March 2012

Mystery Solved: Doretha's Teardrop Edging

I'm delighted to report that the previous post brought about the result I had hoped...  I just received a message from Georgia Seitz and it is her own design.  Here is what she said (which can also be seen in the previous post's comments):  "The pattern is found on page 53 of "Tatting on the Edge...and Beyond"which is Book 4 of my Ribbonwinners series. The book is still in print."

The comment was timely as I was just about to post a picture of the completed design.  I will be attaching it to fabric in the centre but don't have anything appropriate at the moment so am just showing you the edging as is.  

Although the picture showed 12 repeats to make a circle, I had to make 17 on mine to make it join without tension.  I used DMC Babylo in size 10 and the doily is 8.5in across.


Thank you Georgia for a beautiful design.

I particularly like being able to tat a nice wide edging like that in one pass!

Best wishes,

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece of tatting, it's great to find out the designer and where the pattern came from, I am going to see if I can find the book to buy.
    Thanks for letting us know about the pattern, it's a lovely design

    Margaret

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  2. Oh, that's nice! The doily is a wonderful pattern, your tatting is very nice as always and you found the designer! What a happy end! Thanks to Georgia for this great pattern!
    I gave the pattern a try with Josehine rings, because I like the big dots Josephine rings make.But the number of ds is not yet best for that. About 8 in is quite large, I didn't expected that.
    Happy tatting, Frivole, greeting from Gunhild

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  3. I have started this, and gotten 1/4 done thursday at a big meeting.
    I am doing JK on the inner chains, it works good to do 6jk6jk6 that way there are still 18 ds in the chain with 2 jk

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  4. Very beautiful look to that edging!!! :)

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  5. It's really nice and I wouldn't have expected it to have been done all in one pass, that's so clever!

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  6. This is beautiful and clever of you to make it in one pass.

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    1. Hi Jon, that's very kind of you but I can't claim the cleverness for myself... it was the pattern! So clever designer.

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  7. Beautiful! (now i've got to find my copy...or purchase if i don't own it).... *Love me some Georgia*
    Happy Tatting!
    j

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  8. Aha! I thought I had seen it before, but could not think of where or when. I have that book but the page number is 61, not 53. ( I panicked when I did not see it there!)

    Thank you for tatting this and showing us Georgia's beautiful design.
    Fox : )

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  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PATTERN! I tatted it in LadyShuttleMaker's gorgeous Witch's Brew HDT a few years ago and sent it to a friend, Have been missing that bit of lace ever since, so clearly I need to make another one.

    http://ambitatterous.blogspot.com/2010/01/tatting-tea-cupboard-more.html

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    1. Hi Isdihara, yes, somebody posted a picture of your version in those lovely colours but we didn't know until Georgia told us that it was yours! It's a great pattern which I shall definitely be making again, shall we have a go together? Definitely LOVE a one pass edging.

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  10. Beautiful! I am searching for his patterns and now know where this one is in.
    Thank you!

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