Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Scalloped Edging

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 23rd installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are instructions for how to tat a “Scalloped Edging.” The material is reproduced here just as it appeared in England in 1889. No alterations or corrections were made.

Scalloped Edging

Illustrations from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4.

SCALLOPED EDGING.
THIS is a pretty narrow edging worked with Coats’ No. 10 crochet cotton. Two threads are employed—wind the first thread on the shuttle, and use the second thread direct from the reel. Make a loop with the shuttle thread, work 6 double, 1 picot, 12 double, 1 picot, 6 double, draw up; * reverse the work, take the second thread, make a loop, and do 6 double, 1 picot 6 double; reverse, make a loop with the shuttle thread, work 6 double, join to the thread at the bottom of the large oval, where the second thread is begun, 5 double, and draw up; make another loop with the shuttle thread, work 6 double, join to the last picot in the last large oval, 12 double, 1 picot, 6 double, draw up; repeat from * for the length required. Crochet along the top for a heading, 1 double crochet in a picot, 4 chain, and repeat.

If you missed any part of this series on Victorian tatting from Weldon’s, you can catch up on all of the blog posts here. Stay tuned for more Victorian tatting from Weldon’s in future posts! Until then, find out more about tatting in our video download Shuttle Tatting with master tatter Georgia Seitz.

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