Victorian Tatting the Weldon’s Way: Round Loop Edging

Weldon’s Practical Needlework houses a wealth of information on Victorian tatting. Here’s our 16th installment in this series from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4. The following are instructions for how to tat a “Round Loop Edging.” The material is reproduced here just as it appeared in England in 1889. No alterations or corrections were made.

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Illustrations from Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 4.

Round Loop Edging

PROCURE crochet cotton of a nice medium size, and thread the shuttle. Make a loop with the shuttle thread, work 12 double stitches, 1 picot, 3 double, and draw up; reverse the work, take a second thread, and looping it round the fingers, do 7 double, 1 picot, 7 double, join to the picot of the round ring; reverse the work, make a loop with the shuttle thread, work 12 double, 1 picot, 3 double, draw up; reverse, make a loop with the second thread, do 7 double, 1 picot, 7 double, join to the picot of the round ring, and continue. A crochet heading is worked along the top of the edging, 1 double crochet in the picot of the scalloped bar, 3 chain, l double crochet in the next picot, 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. If you have created any items from this series, we would love to see them. Please email us at piecework@interweave.com.

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