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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Doily of Triplets

Here's another one from Angeline Crichlow's Let's Tat. This one is called Doily of Triplets:

I used Lizbeth size 40 white and green coral sea. The color scheme is inspired by tatting from Elena's blog.

As I read through Let's Tat, I was intrigued by the details that precede this pattern:


How neat to be tatting something from over 100 years ago. I'm glad that Angeline decided to preserve her grandmother's pattern in this book.


If you live in the U.S. and would like to see Let's Tat, you might want to give Interlibrary Loan a try. Last year, I was able to borrow the book through Interlibrary Loan, even though there is only one copy available in the country (at the Paxton Carnegie Library in Illinois). I like to use a website called WorldCat to search for book availability, and bring a print out to the reference desk at my local library.

When I inquired about Let's Tat, the librarian told me that they don't normally do requests if only one copy of a book is available. I explained to her that it wasn't a big deal if I didn't get the book, but that I thought it was worth a try. After all, if I didn't try, then I would have no chance of getting the book. She agreed to put in the request for me and I was pleasantly surprised when I got a call a few weeks later saying that it had arrived!

I even took some pictures before sending it back:


As you can see, mine was the only due date listed on the back of the book. I often wonder if anyone has checked it out since then:


I was so impressed with the amount of care that went into making Let's Tat (and the fact that it was hand bound by Angeline herself!) that I embarked on a daily search to find a copy for sale. A year later, I am pleased to finally own one:


Don't you just love the gold handwritten binding?


9 comments:

  1. Your doily of triplets is stunning in every way. I borrowed the book when Fox sent it around the world a couple of yours ago and have a lovely picture of it stood with a basketful of wooden shuttles. So pleased you are choosing to tat some of the designs from it

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  2. Doily is wonderful and what a wonder pattern with history too!

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  3. Bardzo piękna serwetka, a książka to prawdziwy skarb.

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  4. I borrowed the book from fix when it was travelling the world, there was some great patterns in it, you doily looks lovely in that colour combo.
    Margaret

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  5. Thanks everyone! I'm glad that some of you have had the opportunity to see this book. The work that went into making it is truly impressive. Next week I will post about some of Angeline Crichlow's other books (not tatting). I stumbled upon them while searching for Let's Tat.

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  6. Lovely little doily! One of the patterns I wish I had tried when I had Fox's copy of the book was a little sailboat edging. I'll keep looking for a copy. Who knows... maybe I'll find one some day!

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  7. Your doily is beautiful!!! :)

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  8. Gorgeous doily and motif :).

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  9. I've never heard of this book before today. I recently went to the library in the town I just relocated to and borrowed several tatting books. I love your doily and the color combo.Thanks for sharing with us. I love the history as well.

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