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?