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.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!

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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.

Enjoy!

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