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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Free Vintage Crochet Pattern Beautiful Star of Hope Doily

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

I hope all of your shopping is done and the packages are wrapped so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday season. Wishful thinking for me!

Vintage Crafts and More - Star of Hope Doily Vintage Crochet Pattern

Although this vintage doily pattern is ambitious I just had to share it. The title of this crochet doily pattern is Star of Hope which I felt was perfect for this time of year. It may not be done in time for this year’s festivities but save it for next year.

I saw several other vintage crochet patterns named Star of Hope, but I didn’t see one exactly like this.

This doily is an impressive 14½ inches in diameter with a wonderful star shape made with crochet clusters and chain-loops.

Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 30 is used with a No. 10 crochet hook. The pattern is done in white or off-white, but any color you choose would do.

Star of Hope Doily Vintage Crochet Pattern

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.

Enjoy!

1904 The Delineator Magazine Article – Modern Lace Making

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today I’ve chosen an article about lace from a 1904 Delineator Magazine. It doesn’t give instructions on making lace, but provides a glimpse into it’s uses in the early 20th century.

Vintage Crafts and More - 1904 Delineator Magazine Modern Lace Making Article

An American women’s magazine of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, The Delineator was founded by the Butterick Publishing Company.

It featured Butterick sewing patterns, fashions of the day, needlework and short fiction stories.

I only have a few, wish I had more, but I love to look through and read them.

The scans include the advertisements which can be fun to look at and see what kind of things were for sale and what they cost back then.

Here is the article:

1904 Delineator Magazine Article Modern Lace Making

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.

Enjoy!