Friday, January 17, 2014

Does anyone recognize this pattern???

This is a pattern that I tatted a looong time about (probably 15-20 years ago) and I do not remember where the pattern came from.

I started with this pattern and tatted it up with Manuela variegated thread that was just brand new to the USA at the time.  This is an edging that I sewed to one side of a button placket on a denim shirt.
I think it took as much time to sew the darn thing onto the shirt as it did to tat it!  I decided to remove picots from the piece so that the tatting would wash/dry well without the picots getting out of shape.

I then continued to tat additional pieces for the denim shirt and started manipulating the design elements to create 5 more different designs from this basic pattern that I used on various places of the shirt.

So now I need to figure out where the original pattern came from--whether or not it is public domain.  Then I can decide if I can publish the other 5 patterns that I created from the one pattern that I started with and that is not my copyrighted design.


  1. That's an old J&P Coats pattern #8902 on page 78 in The Tatter's Treasure Chest (Dover ).

  2. It's a pretty pattern and very useful. I think it's in The Tatter's Treasure Chest.

  3. Patti and SWtrompeter, You are soooo right. It is in Tatter's Treasure Chest. Thank you so much for finding this for me. Do you think that I can publish (right now on my blog) this pattern?

  4. As soon as I saw your picture, I knew the pattern and where to find it also. I have used it before myselfr.
    Karen, I do not know the answer to whether you can post the edging pattern itself, but I do know that the variations you developed can be posted. If the Tatter's Treasure Chest is still available and in copy write, then you may not post it.