Friday, August 31, 2012

Hail to the Hurried Hankie

Not a horror!  This is actually a very sweet hankie, one of the nicest and most useable that I have tatted. Nicest of all, it is quite small!

Following umintsuru's method, I washed it in gently soapy water and blocked it to dry. Surprisingly, it turns out to be nice cotton - not bad for the dollar store!

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The edging is simple - Bessie Attenborough's design, enabled by Diane's suggestion to find her book.  Thanks, Diane -  worth the book for sure.



Tatted in #40 Lizbeth, the task went by very quickly, completed in two evenings, and I didn't have to sew the thing on, thanks to the 'attach as you tat' method. Makes sense to me, though I could not do that with an Iris Niebach pattern or one that is as intricate as hers are; it would be much too exacting.



That having been completed, I have embarked on a new pattern not tatted before that shows promise; next time there will be beads!  I am emptying the shuttles and this is what I have for now:

21 comments:

  1. I love your hanky! It looks very elegant with the simple border!

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    1. I did try the two that you tatted and they are both beautiful patterns for sure - just not for now. Great finds however. I especially like the Angeline one. It is a lovely tat.
      Fox : )

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for the reminder that sometimes the simplest designs are also the loveliest.

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    1. I wish I could remember that when I get carried away with the fussy ones and get so frustrated! Thanks for the visit,
      Fox : )

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  4. The hankie looks great!! Looking forward to seeing you next new project!
    Kelly

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    1. Hi, Kelly! Hope you had a great summer!

      Ah, the next one is very pretty!
      Fox ; ))

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  5. Perfect color for the edging, and although simple chains, takes some thought as to where to attach it. Interestingly the hankie looks as if it originally had scallops rather than a straight edge! And already you are creating another pattern! Of course the shuttle is so sweet and special.

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    1. You're right! It does look as if there is a scalloped edge! Very observant, Kathy.

      Aw, thanks for mentioning this shuttle. Sometimes I still can't use it as it still makes me sad. Mostly I am okay with it, but sometimes... you know!
      Fox : )

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  6. Simple elegance... how can you beat that? It's beautiful!

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    1. Maybe you can find me a book chock full of simple elegance patterns that I do not have... : )))

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  7. Your hanky looks so pretty. When I was a very new tatter, I decorated all the nighties I made for first baby using an edging like that, attaching it with the hook as I went.

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    1. That is a dedicated first-time mum!!!
      Fox : )

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  8. Hi Fox
    Third time might be lucky, Greek connection today not good, I am getting to the swearing stage.
    Love your cheap hanky which you have added value to, suggestion buy a few cheap hankies and do a tatted edging and re sale. You would make pounds sorry dollars.
    Love to Gian
    Hugs Margaret
    Ps if you did get my comments disregard this one as they are about the same.

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    1. Hi, Margaret! You are persistent! That or very, very stubborn!

      Hankie-selling? Good idea, but not sure if there is a big market out there for cotton, tatting-edged hankies! Fun to make as gifts for people who do carry one about, but I don't think these same folks would actually purchase one...Interesting thought though. Thanks!
      Fox : )

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  9. That edging is just perfect for that handkerchief! It really picks up the color of those center blue flowers. :)

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  10. The tatted edging made that hankie into something special. It definitely doesn't look like Dollar Store anymore! Great job.

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