Saturday, January 30, 2016

BRIDAL TATTING: Ladies' Home Journal Needle & Craft Spring/Summer 1980 & Other Magazines

From the Ladies' Home Journal Needle & Craft Spring/Summer 1980 issue, which highlighted Scandinavian needlework-

the editorial copy reads:

"My love is like a slender birch,
like a singing brook,
like a rosebud shimmering in the morning dew."
Gustaf Fröding

Create a lacy vision of grace- an old-world nuptial heirloom. Marion Leyds has tatted trim, cap and garter in 100% cotton Cordonetto thread by Ulltex on a Boye shuttle. Her pattern is traditional for Scandinavian weddings- trees (five small circles) symbolize the masculine, flowers (ovals) symbolize the feminine. The two are united in repeat rows in symbol of marriage. The dress, based on Vogue 1251, is of Stylecrest's "Ninghai" synthetic pongee. See General Instructions for dress pattern changes and all Marion's tatted motifs.

The Vogue sewing pattern:

and THIS masterpiece from an Italian issue of Rakam in the 1990s: