Friday, March 25, 2011

'Clover'


This is an edging from Mary Konior, the book: Tatting with Visual Tatting. For this one, I did the edging first, then attached it to the hankie. I added a crochet edging, then sewed the edging last. I was not too happy with the out-come, but once I blocked it...wow I was very pleased. This will be for my neice that is getting married in May and the color teal and peach are her 'wedding colors'.
You know, after chatting with my sister about all that went into this project I have to say how much this was  a GROUP effert! I asked for help here on my blog and on the group 'In-Tatters'. I could not ask my Facebook tatter friends because my nience and her sister have joined me as my family. I did not want them to see what I was 'up to'.
So many of you from all over the world were quick to help and I want to say thank you to all of you that gave advice on how to attach!
Also, I just learned that at the bridal shower, my 2 sisters will be there. So even thought I will not, I will be in spirit. I also have decided to include 'How to make a hanki bonnet.' IF in the funture she wants to pass it down, it could be used again, and again. HUMMMM...perhaps I should have made it white.....

11 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The hanky is gorgeous! I love the color combination!

Fox said...

That looks amazing! Beautifully done!
Fox : )

Linda said...

Oh, Nancy, this is beautiful. I love the colors.

Maureen said...

Wonderfukl colours! - it looks great.

umintsuru said...

The crocheted edge gives it such a neat polished finish. Well done!

Frivole said...

That's really beautiful Nancy. Your crochet edging is really neat. A wonderful gift.

Carol Lawecki said...

What a lovely gift for your niece. The hanky is beautiful, and I love the color combination too!

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely hanky, great colour combination.
Margaret

Isdihara said...

So very pretty! The way you attached the crocheted bit to the handkerchief makes all the difference - it gives your lovely lace the perfect, polished finish. Bellissima!

God's Kid said...

That is stunning!!! :)
What a wonderful keepsake!

Nancy in Dallas said...

Well, it's in the mail. My niece will have her bridal shower this Saturday. Wish I could be there, but my 2 sisters will. *Smile*