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Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding Stuff Part 2.The Hankie!

The Wedding Hankie

Played around with several different edgings.
This one is Lyn Morton's Pansy Edging from her book Tatting Patterns.

This is tatted in Coats Floretta 20 ( a bit smaller than Coats Mercer 20) in lavender and lime green.

This one tatting only the rings in the lime green....and joining the chains a stiffer edging....not sure which I like best. Very pretty tho'.
Looked at lots of others but kept coming back to this one.

So would it look as good in one colour....
Looking good but not as dramatic.
Now let's look at thread size....

I tend to find that 80 looks a bit stiff, not soft and well as taking a lot more work so decided that 40 was fine enough.
This is what it looks like at the moment....

The hankie is a beautiful hand embroidered one bought in Madeira just a few years ago. I bought so many as they were so gorgeous...I was very optimistic about my desire to tat edgings. This is only my third from my stock!

44 repeats of the design, only a few to go....should be finished in a couple of days.....fingers crossed!

Here is the wedding hankie that I did for my daughter.....the hand embroidered hankies from Madeira are exquisite.

and the other one that I did for myself.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished hankie!!

  2. Hi, Tatskool,
    Your wedding tatting is scrumptious! And so are the hankies that you tatted for your daughter.
    I really like that pansy edging - very pretty, all of them.

    ♥ Fox : )

  3. I love all the edgings! I also have a stash of hankies, which I'm sure I'll get to some day. ; )

  4. You make me want to find a hanky and start an edging. They are so pretty.

  5. Those edgings on the hankies are gorgeous love the colours on them!

  6. Thank you for sharing your tatted hankies. All very pretty!!

  7. Oh, the tops ones remind me of the periwinkles that my mother grew along the north side of the house we grew up in! ;)
    Happy memories!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  8. hi, the hankies look sooo beautiful..could u please tell me how did u tat the edging for the last two? i see three colours there..

  9. Those three color edgings are great. Did you use a Pelc or just encapsulate?

  10. Ooh, I had to break my blog comment silence (I have been reading, but had to cut back on blogging time to meet a few non-tatting obligations, *sigh*) to rave over your bee-YOO-ti-full handkerchiefs with their exquisite edgings! So pretty, I can't take my eyes off them.

    The Pansy edging really is such a pretty one, glad it was your choice for the wedding hanky.
    I never tire of seeing your lace and reading your posts!

  11. The yellow and green edging at the bottom looks just like the reverse tatting Judith Connors demonstrated at the last meeting of the Qld tatters - it was great fun!I love all your hankies, they are my favourite projects because I can learn the pattern and just relax. (until I make a mistake and have to begin my own wedding hanky all over again.....)

  12. Thanks everybody for your encouraging comments.
    The two contrasting colours in the last two hankies are carried along in the chain...which is reverse tatted. Very clever. I have never had a double bobbin shuttles, are they easy to use I wonder?

    Maureen hope you are going to show us your wedding hankie, Time to start a blog, I started mine when my daughter got married.


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