|My First Shuttle|
After making the cross bookmark from Traditional Tatting Patterns. I then decided that I would like to make an edging for a Christening robe for the future. So in 1989, everymorning and evening on the 40 min train ride to and from home I tatted the edging No52 on page 22 in 'Tatting Patterns' in size 100 Coats. The lower edging is approximately 1.4m long. The other insertions were tatted during my sisters pregancy so that we could have the dress ready for the christening in 1991.
|The completed dress|
|Yoke, sleeve and neck edging|
|Detail Lower edging|
When I now think back to this time it was very ambitious of me to tackle this project as a beginner. I learnt to untat and that was hard on size 100 thread. The pattern was very simple and I am very proud of this piece of work. The sewing of the dress was done by my talented mother who does wonderful sewing, She was the one who hand sewed all the tatting on.