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.
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:
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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.”
Tatting Abbreviations and Thread Sizes
And last but not least are the Thread Descriptions.
Corticelli Thread Descriptions
This is just one of many beautiful tatted butterfly patterns. As you can see from the graphic below, Pinterest has more examples than ever.
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