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This week’s pick: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings
Source: Purchased from CountrynMore2 on Etsy.
Publication date: 1971
Status: Out of print but available online.
Condition: Edges are worn.
Crafts: Crochet, knitting, and tatting.
I’ve mentioned this booklet before on my blog. I bought it when I was planning to learn hairpin lace while I was crocheting my way through Crochet Master Class.
It’s a very straightforward little leaflet aimed at the multi-crafter who likes lace. And edgings.
It has crochet edgings…
and more crochet edgings…
and specialized crochet edgings…
and knit edgings…
and tatted edgings.
Although these are all done with threads of various kinds, you could obviously create the same designs with larger hooks, needles, and… tats? Ok, time for a confession. I know nothing about tatting. I did a web search about it for this post to discover that you can tat with a shuttle or a needle. If you’re interested in learning more about it, Marilee Rockley offers a class on shuttle tatting on Craftsy.
If any tatters are reading, tell me how you learned :).