Pansy from Priscilla Tatting Book 2 »
InstructionsThe pattern is found in the book "Priscilla Tatting Book #2", first published in 1915, now in public domain. It is available from the Public Archive of Tatting Books. The pansy is Figure 45 in the book.
I just followed the pattern as written (as best as I could figure it out). I used hand dyed thread for the first 2 rounds, then solid purple, leaving slightly longer picots where I ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Whimsical, Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Classic
Lizbeth thread, hand dyed, plus some older Flora thread, all size 20. Size 8/0 seed beads. Hair clip, nylon net, and artificial leaves.
What was your inspiration?
Pansy flowers, and the beautiful vintage pattern.
What are you most proud of?
I like how the colors turned out.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The pattern is not that hard for someone who can tat rings, chains, picots, and lock joins, but is sort of "fiddly" getting all the joins in the middle. I would suggest making the picots of the center ring a little larger because there will be many joins into each picot of the center ring.