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Isabella's Bonnet

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Category Other
Style Retro / Vintage, Traditional
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What materials did you use? DMC cotton perle, 12, snow white, #7 tatting needle, 1.3mm (#10) crochet hook. White satin ribbon for ties.

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What are you most proud of? I won a blue ribbon at the Tulsa State Fair for this bonnet! This was my first Fair entry ever, and I was thrilled to see my work on display.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Learn to tat! I don't know how to tat with a shuttle, but followed Barbara Foster's instructions in "Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step," published by Handy Hands Tatting. Very useful photographs, and a DVD is also available. Don't be intimidated! Lace making is rather simple, especially if you have slight experience with knitting or crochet.

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WOW! Amazing! This job in France (where it is originally from) it's named "Frivolit`e" also in Spain is named same way. I used to do it, but I never saw anyone else doing it. Congratulations, keep the good work, and in no time you will get your altar cover! It is an art that should not die.

01/08/2012 Flag

Thank you so much! I've also seen it called Frivolite in German, perhaps because they adopted the word themselves. I'm glad to hear from another tatter!

01/08/2012 Flag

It's really lovely. I have a few items that my late mother tatted edging for, such as the hanky I carried 32 years ago for my wedding (I hope my daughter will carry it). She tried to teach me to tat, but alas, I just couldn't master that little twitch of the thread on the circle. Maybe needles would be easier to learn?

01/15/2012 Flag

I look at instructions and pictures for shuttle tatting and I feel bewildered. I found needle tatting very simple to do, just one basic stitch. I followed this book and four months later (and some starter projects), I'd completed the bonnet. :-) Give it a try!

01/15/2012 Flag

great job!

02/04/2012 Flag

Beautiful work! I've seen the pattern, but never saw it worked up. Really gorgeous!

06/28/2012 Flag