Monday, June 16, 2008

More from Dad's Notebook

I thought of posting this yesterday on Father's day, but it was just a little bit too tender for me. Several of you asked me to share more pages of Dad's (Lloyd's) notebook, so I will from time to time. On this one we have some samples by my grandmother and my Dad's note that it is his mother's (Amanda's) work.

Of particular interest is the hen and chicks edging at the top. I have always done the edging like you see it here, with one picot on the "hen" ring. That is how my mother (Phyllis) did it, and she learned from my father who learned from his mother. I was surprised recently to see that in all of the pattern books there are multiple picots on that ring. Does anyone know of any single-picot samples other than my family's, or do we just have a little quirk?



8 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you for sharing this treat. This is so special. I don't know about the picot thing.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing, it is a special gift your parents gave you.

TattingChic said...

Joy, that notebook is so special. It's such a treasure. What a treat to get a glimpse of it with that page. I've always done the Hen ring with three picot's, but that's just because I think it's pretty with the middle one sticking up a bit higher than the two side ones. I usually make up my hens and chicks edgings when I'm demonstrating, I haven't had the honor one being passed down to me I just know the general design.

wickedtats said...

o.O i feel like a historian looking at the page. Like in national treasure when there was a lost page of the notebook.

Thanks for sharing

Marty said...

I don't do hens and chicks, so I don't know about the picot thing -- but the purple piece is a wonderful element. I can see all kinds of uses for that! Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Thank you for sharing your special pages of tatting. It is wonderful to you that you prize them.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thank you for sharing another page from your dad's notebook... what a wonderful keepsake! I don't know the answer to the picots either. Isn't it fun to think that your family has their own unique version of hen & chicks?

Gina said...

I've seen different versions of the hen & chick edging but don't recall any offhand with just the one picot. I'm sure there are though.

This page of tatting reminds us that they did use color in earlier times - it wasn't all white and ecru.

:-Gina