Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Rachael's Mystery Doily...

There is thread over at In Tatters about this doily pattern.  Rachael had kept a picture of it but there is no reference to where it's from.  Does anyone recognise it?

Wolfgang (also an In Tatters member) kindly wrote up a pattern for it and here is a fragment which I started.  It's a great pattern, done in one pass but with a good width so you could work up a doily quite quickly.  As always, we want to credit the author but he/she needs to be found!

Motif no. 21
Tatted in DMC Babylo size 10

Here is the picture of the pattern:

So can anyone out there can help us solve the mystery?.... 

Oh, and I've learned something new:  a different method to start on a chain which I like better than the paperclip method.  I will ask the author if I can share here and hopefully be able to show you soon.

Best wishes,


  1. looks great
    I am not a member of intatters.
    would it be possible to get a copy of the pattern?

  2. Lovely design, sorry I don't know where it's from, yours looks lovely so far

  3. Lovely pattern. Never seen it before but hope the designer can be found soon.

    1. No help here either, but it is lovely!

  4. Oh my !! (blush blush) what lovely comments about my edging. This edging I designed while poll sitting one election up in Alaska. Doretha Albee was visiting me at the time so I called it "Doretha's Teardrop Edging." 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.

    This is actually a variation of the corner found on pg. 24 (ibid). I used this design to teach an easy method to turn a 90 degree corner in an edging. Four corners make a block. Adding the 4 split rings created the tear drop look.

    I am so glad you all like it. Thanks
    Georgia Seitz

  5. OH! BTW, Karen Beary Parent has posted a model of my doily pattern done in Sherry Pence's HDT Witch's Brew which is really beautiful and colorful.


  6. Thank you Georgia, it is nice to know where things come from


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