In past issues of PieceWork, the Trimmings department featured a collection of patterns, charts, and instructions that have been gleaned from old magazines and books that are no longer generally available. The patterns and instructions for these small needlework articles are worded exactly as they appeared in the original publication. Use them as they are or adapt them to other techniques—but do have fun with them!
Jane Moody submitted this charming holiday ornament from Tatting by Adeline Cordet, Book No. 5 (No. 515), published by Valley Supply, St. Louis, Missouri, 1916. She used a shuttle and size 30 thread.
Trim a tree or collect a colorful assortment of tatted ornaments in a window for a festive addition to your holiday decor.
Make wheel of 6 r. of 10 d. s., p. 10 d. s., fasten all 6 together with p., make ch. bet. each r. of 5 d. s., p., * 2 d. s., p. * twice, 5 d. s. After wheel is complete, make a ch. with 2nd shuttle of * 6 d, s., p., * 5 times, 6 d. s., make r. of 10 d. s., fasten to 1st p. of next to last ch. of wheel, 5 d. s., p., 5 d. s., close, ch. of 6 d. s., wheel like 1st, fasten 2nd p. of 1st ch. to p. of r. above, ch. of 6 d. s., r. of 5 d. s., fasten to middle p. of last ch. of wheel, 5 d. s., p., 10 d. s., ch. of 6 d. s., fasten to p. opp. on long ch., * 6 d. s., p., * 4 times, 6 d. s., rep. to desired length.
This project was published in the November/December 2009 issue of PieceWork.