Friday, 25 March 2022

In the Meantime... Victorian Trellis Collar Ta-da!

I'm continuing to work on the "Medallion Collar" - shall I call it that? - anyone with a better name for the lovely collar from the previous post?  It's just called "collar" in the book but as there are several collars in the Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2, it would be nice to have names for the different collars so we know which one we're talking about.

Which brings me to the topic of this post, as it is about another collar from the same book.  Well, it's actually not a collar but if you remember a while back I decided to tat the Victorian Trellis Doily as a collar and I've finally finished it!  It's been finished for a while in fact but for some reason I'd never got around to sewing the last ends in and taking a photo.  

But here it is...


I'm not too sure yet with what and how to wear it but here is a photo just to give an idea of what it might look like when worn as a collar.  Are lace collars too old-fashioned?  Is there a modern way to wear them nowadays?  I hope so because I really like everything about this design, the victorian sets, the shape, the combination of elements, the balance of positive and negative spaces, etc.  You could just see it as an elaborate necklace, no?  In fact it's all in the name isn't it, showing what was valued before as jewellery... "neck-lace".



Best wishes,
Frivole

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! They may be old fashioned, but I think they're wonderful works of art that need to be displayed!

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    1. Yes, thank you Diane! I agree but I'd like to find more practical ways to display/wear the lace. I wear tatted earrings often but that's about it.

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  2. Really fabulous! It’s a sort of jewelry perhaps. Crochet is being seen on catwalks now I read, so why not tatting?

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    1. I definitely think we need to start a tatting fashion trend! It's about time, tatting got a bit of the limelight!

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  3. Your Trellis collar is absolutely stunning!

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  4. That is a beautiful and stunning collar, no they are not too old fashioned at all, I tatted a lace collar for a plain blue dress a couple of years ago.

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    1. Hi Margaret, I'd love to see a photo of your dress with lace collar if you get the chance. :-)

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  5. Spectacular and elegant 💚💙💚

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  6. The collar is gorgeous! Starting that fashion trend is a good idea. Let's take the collars out.

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    1. Yes Marja! Lets! Seems a shame to keep these beautiful items hidden away in drawers. :-)

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  7. Hello Frivole, you look somewhat like a Maasai with that collar on. (No offence)!

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    1. I can see what you mean with the way the lace collar sits around my neck on my photo.... but theirs are quite different otherwise: beautifully colourful and all beaded. :-)

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  8. This collar is so stunning, Joëlle! I think lace collars are very elegant and they don't feel too old-fashioned to me, especially with an otherwise modern outfit.

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    1. Thank you Ariane! Yes, I think it's just finding the right way of wearing it which I've not found yet (that suits me) but I do love lace collars so it's a shame to leave them in a drawer! :-)

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