I have had a lovely surprise for my birthday, what an awesome treat I got. It's a reproduction of 2 old German tatting books with some lovely designs.
And like Tattingchic have done with her new books I will give you a small impression of some of the stuff that is in the book.
First a triangle but I think it can be turned into something else if you prefer that.
The next one is a square and as you can see there seems to be many designs with those onion rings in the book. But that is ok because I can manage those, at least I used to.
Here is another square, and what a beauty it is. More the traditional type of tatting that we know so well from the older books I believe, but those are in general the ones I am best at too - just rings and chains it seems.
There are aslo a coupe of butterflies, lots of edgings, some snowflakes and almost round doilies.
Below is one I did from the book.
Jenni and I have had another online tatting session and did this one, I was asked to choose a pattern and unfortunately I seem to have chosen perhaps the most fiddly design of them all. This have not been blocked yet but it is looking all right I think. Even though I got those front and back sides mixed up while I was tatting, lol.
The notation of the patterns is a bit strange at least till you find out how it works, and then of course it is written in German so it takes a little time to figure out the patterns. It was such a huge help that we were two that were able to assist each other. But I think it is worth it and I am sure this book will take up a lot of my time in the weeks and months to come.
Thank you very much Jenni and Maureen for having gifted me this treat, but I still think it was too much to do for me. "Tusind tak".