Tatting Butterfly Pattern Instructions 1916 Corticelli Booklet

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Beautiful Tatting Butterfly Pattern

If you’ve followed this blog for any time at all, you’ll know I love butterflies. Put “butterfly” in the search box and more than 10 different posts will come up.

Today’s freebie is a tatting butterfly pattern from a 1916 Corticelli pattern booklet.

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Pattern

Along with the instructions for tatting the butterfly, I’ve included several snippets from the booklet. Such as Abbreviations and Actual Sizes for the Corticelli Mercerized Cordonnet thread as-well-as a description of the thread from an Ad that will help you decide on a substitute.

Instructions for Tatting the Butterfly

First, here are the original instructions:

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting ButterflyCorticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion

How to Download: Right-Click the photo and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can save or print.

Instructions Re-written

I found this exact same butterfly pattern on web.archive.org with re-written instructions that may be easier to follow. From what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Wayback Machine Archive. It’s a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.”

DAINTY TATTED BUTTERFLYSecond and equally important are the additional snippets from the booklet that will help you with the instructions and type of thread to use.

Tatting Abbreviations and Thread Sizes

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion Pattern AbbreviationsFrom what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

 

And last but not least are the Thread Descriptions.

Corticelli Thread Descriptions

corticelli princess pearl crochet cotton

Corticelli Mercerized CordonnetCorticelli Mercerized Cordonnet Ad

 

This is just one of many beautiful tatted butterfly patterns. As you can see from the graphic below, Pinterest has more examples than ever.

Pinterest Tatting Butterfly

For information on tatting and more patterns, put “tatting” into the search box in the top right column or check out the Related Posts below.

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Armenian Edging Stitch Instructions from a 1925 Star Needlework Journal Magazine

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The article on the Armenian Edging Stitch in the 1925 Star Needlework Journal Magazine is titled One Makes This Lace With a Sewing Needle. There are instructions for three different designs. All of them start with a loop stitch across the material. Then by adding additional stitches you can build a pretty lace edge.

 

Armenian Edging Stitch Making Lace Edging with a Sewing Needle - Vintage Crafts and More

The instructions use a very fine crochet cotton to sew the edgings. A size 50 or 60 in white. Crochet cotton thread is sized by weight with each weight identified by a number. The lower the size number the thicker it is. The higher the crochet cotton’s weight number the finer the thread. So a Size 3 is heavier than a Size 10.

Armenian Edge Stitch - Vintage Crafts and More

Let’s Learn the Armenian Edging Stitch

Now you could try your hand at making an Armenian Edge Stitch following the directions above or I’ve found several blog tutorials and a YouTube video series that will help you master this stitch.

First of all, on the Artyfibres blog Sarah Whittle demonstrates stitches with step-by-step pictured tutorials. In her Stitch A-Z group she has a tutorial on the Armenian Edging Stitch. It’s very easy to follow as each pictured step has a number for your needle to follow.

Another well done tutorial is on the embroidery blog Kimberly Ouimet. She calls the Armenian Edge Stitch a Knot Stitch Edging and states that it is also known as Antwerp Stitch Edging.

Either way, it’s a good tutorial on this edging stitch. Her stitch looks very similar to a Blanket Stitch since she goes a little higher on the edge of the material. But again a very good tutorial with many pictures to break down each step in the stitch.

Last but not least is The Henry Art Gallery Embroidery Stitch Identification Guide.  There’s a diagram of the Armenian Edge Stitch as-well-as an Antwerp Edge. If you need to find a stitch this is a great site because all you have to do is click on the alphabetical Index of stitches.

The Lost Art of Armenian Needle Work

This YouTube series has 8 parts on How to do Needle Lace, The Lost Art of Armenian Needle Work. It’s really beautiful and it helps to see someone actually doing it.

In the comments the instructor, Ashley says there are very few if any books or patterns for this type of lace. She hopes that by doing these videos she encourages people to learn so there will be a renewed interest in this craft. If the comments on the videos are any indication, I’d say she is succeeding.

Scanned One Page PDF File

Armenian Edging Stitch – Making Lace Edging with a Sewing Needle

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Tatted Medallion Pattern Snowflake Ornament and 1920’s Dress Design

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

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This tatting pattern is from an article in The American Needlewoman magazine dated April 1924.

The medallion has four rings in the center and eight all around with picots on the outside edge. To me this could easily be a snowflake ornament once stiffened.

 

 

 

Here’s the scanned page of instructions:

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To Download the Pattern Page: Right-Click the image and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

If you do decide to use this tatting pattern as a snowflake ornament, be sure to read this post on how to stiffen crocheted items, Decorate for Thanksgiving with a Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern.

On the other side of the page of tatting instructions was an advertisement for mail order sewing patterns. These illustrations give you a glimpse into dress designs in 1924. The descriptions of the dresses are just as interesting and the patterns were only 12¢ each!

The American Needlewoman Magazine Pattern Page - Vintage Crafts and More

The American Needlewoman Magazine Pattern Page Descriptions - Vintage Crafts and More


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How To Shuttle Tat and 8 Tatted Edging Patterns

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Today’s freebie includes instructions on shuttle tatting and eight pretty tatted edging patterns. Here’s a sample of one of them.

No. 3003 Tatted Edging Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and MoreNo. 3003 Tatted Edging Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

They come from a 1944 American Thread Company booklet entitled Tatted & Crocheted Designs, Star Book 30. I enjoy reading the introductions to these vintage booklets. The one for this booklet is no exception:

Ageless beauty of lace for your home — a touch of frosted white, crisp as the first snow flake, can be yours for so little effort, so little time. A romantic luncheon set to show off your treasured china — like a lace ruff around an old-fashioned nose-gay. Fragile and feminine doilies. A baby cap that will make a cherub look like a Gainsborough miniature. [Gainsborough was a painter of miniatures in the 1700’s.]

 

Tatting is a lovely art. The many exquisite designs in this book can be easily made.

Here’s the pretty set of 8 tatted edgings you’ll find pattern instructions for:

 

Set of 8 Tatted Edging Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More

 

Tatting has it’s very own category on the right side of this blog where you’ll find more instructions and patterns in earlier posts.

This booklet offers a set of instructions for Shuttle Tatting:

 

Tatting Instructions Page 1 - Vintage Crafts and MoreTatting Instructions Page 2 - Vintage Crafts and More

The instructions and all 8 tatted edging patterns are in the 4 page PDF below:

Tatted Instructions and Edging Patterns PDF

The patterns are in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Vintage Tatting Pattern – Swan Round Lace Doily

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

I have a beautiful round tatted doily pattern to share today called the Swan.

Swan Tatted Doily Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

If you need some help with tatting, this website, Tatted Treasures, has some good basic information on reading patterns and making projects.  I’ve done several posts on tatting as well, click on Tatting under the categories section on the right to find them.

Here’s the pattern for this beautiful doily and if you’re interested in all the patterns in this booklet, I’ve reproduced it and made it available for purchase below:

Swan Tatted Doily Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

This pattern is from an undated American Thread Co. Star Doily Book No. 145 DOILIES. The booklet also includes the all time favorite crocheted doilies pansy, violet and sunburst. The Sunburst pattern comes in a knitted version too. If you’d like to purchase the complete 31 page booklet, I’ve reproduced it by cleaning and scanning the pages into a PDF format for immediate download.

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Tatting Is So Much Fun – Tatting for Beginners

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Today’s freebie about Tatting is from a 1954 magazine called Crafts & Hobbies,  How To Make Money At Home.

Every month the magazine had several articles on ways to make extra money with your crafts and hobbies. I searched, but was unable to find out how long it was published.

 

Crafts & Hobbies Magazine 1954 - Vintage Crafts and More

Often the articles would include needlework hobbies, like today’s Tatting Is So Much Fun. It includes Tatting instructions and 8 designs in a 3 page article taken from the Beginner’s Manual of Crochet by the American Thread Company published in 1950.

Below is the page for the designs:

Tatting Is So Much Fun - Vintage Crafts and More

Tatting is a durable lace made with knots and loops. Usually made for trim or doilies. For more information on Tatting take a look an earlier blog post Tatting Instructions.

If you’re interested in Tatting and a beginner wanting to learn more at home, this book Learn to Tat (with DVD) from the American School of Needlework has great reviews. Be careful though, the Kindle edition doesn’t include the videos.

Through the years I’ve also shared several tatting patterns you can find by clicking on the Tatting category to the right.

All 3 magazine pages are in the PDF file below:

Tatting Is So Much Fun PDF

To download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Edge in Petal or Cluny Tatting – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

 

 


Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of Cluny lace?

Cluny lace has long pointed tallies called wheat ears and is a geometric style of bobbin lace.

 

 

 

With today’s freebie you can get the same look without twisting lengths of thread on a bobbin. Instead there’s a technique called Petal or Cluny Tatting that can give you the same effect.

 

Petal or Cluny Edge Tatting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

The work is done with a shuttle and ball. It’s not easy, but by taking a look at the tutorial links below and practice, you can probably come up with a pretty Petal Tatting edge.

 

Petal or Cluny Edge Tatting Pattern Illustration 1 - Vintage Crafts and MorePetal or Cluny Edge Tatting Pattern Illustration 2 - Vintage Crafts and More

There are many places on the internet with tutorials on Petal or Cluny tatting. Here are a few:

Tatting a Cluny Leaf A YouTube video by tatmantats

Tatting Cluny Leaves by Hand A Needle Tatter’s Version

Hanging Cluny Leaf Flower Pattern and process by Tim TenClay

Also, in my research on Cluny Tatting, I found a super website by Georgia Seitz aka AKTATTER called Hanging the Cluny. She has a great page of information and links for making this pretty lace.

Here’s the pattern included in Aunt Ellen’s How-To Book on Needlework published in 1954.

Petal or Cluny Edge Tatting Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

To print the pattern  or any other photo on the post, click on it, it will open in a new window, go to file, print and you’ll have a printed copy of the page.

Also at the bottom of the post there is a green Print Friendly button that will give you several options to print and save.

Find more about Tatting and how to do it in this previous post, Tatting Instructions.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

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Antique Tatting Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Today’s VTNS Fan Freebie is a Tatting pattern from 1916. The booklet it’s from is titled TATTING Series No. 6 by Mary E. Fifch.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern Front Cover

It’s Tatting for a Dress and is shown on the front cover of the booklet. Since it’s a pattern from the early 1900s, sometimes the abbreviations used are different than those used today. This blog post has a PDF of Tatting Instructions that will get you started.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern

Also if you’re not familiar with Tatting, Wikipedia has a nice short write up of it’s history and facts about it.

The cotton thread used for the tatting pattern is a Cordonnet No. 30 by Woolco. It’s a mercerized crochet cotton used for designs in tatting such as curtain edges, bureau scarfs, pillow cases, etc. DMC has a Cordonnet Crochet Cotton Thread that would be a modern equivalent.

Here’s the write up for the cotton thread in the booklet:

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern Cotton Thread

To print the pattern, click on it, it will open in a new window,  click on the image to enlarge it (you should see the magnifying glass with a plus sign in it), once it’s enlarged, go to file, print and you’ll have a printed copy of the page.

Also at the bottom of the post there is a green Print Friendly button that will give you several options to print and save.

Enjoy!

Vintage Tatting Pattern for a Round Doily – Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Posts about Tatting are some of the favorites on this blog. Today I’ve found a very pretty Round Doily pattern done in tatting. It may be a little complicated for a beginner but here’s a post that will give you some Tatting Instructions.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting Pattern for a Round Doily

Also check out other tatting patterns here.

The instruction page or PDF file download are below:Vintage Crafts and More - Tatted Round Doily Pattern

Tatting Pattern for a Vintage Round Doily PDF

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Please share your favorite type of embroidery, hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook

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Tatted Silk Dress Trimming Patterns – Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie Friday!

Today we’ve chosen several very pretty Tatting patterns done in silk to adorn dresses or any item you’d like.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatted Silk Trimmings Patterns

We’ve offered Tatting Patterns before, as a matter of fact they are one of our favorites, and you can find more under the Tatting category on the right.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatted Silk Dress Trimming Patterns

If you need a little help with Tatting, this former blog post can get you started. Tatting Instructions

Here is a lovely example of using the silk tatting patterns on a Victorian Era Blouse.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatted Trimmings Blouse Pattern

The patterns are straight from a 1914 magazine scanned in pdf format. The pages can be enlarged for easier reading.

Tatted Silk Dress Trimmings Patterns PDF

To download the patterns you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatted Silk Dress Trimmings Patterns
Please be sure to share your tatting items, old or new, on the VTNS Facebook Fan Page we would love to see them.

 

Enjoy!