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Monday, 20 May 2013

4 of a kind

..... not quite .....

While browsing through some of Miss Norma Benporath's patterns in the Trove site, I came across this set of patterns.
Though, poker was not what Miss Benporath had in mind when she designed this.  I am not a cardplayer myself, but the designs are simple and easy enough that I just had to tat them.

If you want to tat them yourselves, the pattern was published on 15 February 1939 in the article New Linen for the Bridge Table.  All are tatted with shuttle-and-ball except for the 4-leaf clover in the centre of the diamond which is shuttle-only.

17 comments:

  1. The card-suit motifs are adorable! I instantly wanted to tat them too. Adding these to my must-tat list now!

    Thank you for sharing, Jon!

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    1. You are welcome, IsiDahara.
      I am glad I came across the pattern.

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  2. Oh my GOSH. Those are in Norma's Tatting Illustrated book that I've got an original hardback copy of. I used those four patterns to make glass mats/coasters for my friends when they got married about forty or more years ago. What a long time ago that was and how lovely to see them again.

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    1. Lucky you. I just had to check out the book and there is one listed in Abebooks for US35.21, plus US10 shipping. That is a bit high for me.
      Should I or shouldn't I? Ahh .... decisions!

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  3. Thanks for a chuckle... funny!
    Fox : )

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  4. I like those designs, I think they would look as pendants
    Margaret

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    1. I agree with you, Margaret, with beads added. Replace the stem in the spade and the club with a dagger bead and you'll get a stunner.

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  5. I have actually seen this very tablecloth pattern in the flesh! - and it's really effective, tatted, as I saw it, in a thick thread. It's on display at one of the beautiful historic homes which are open to the public on occasion here.

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    1. I am sure it is a lovely piece. Do you know if there is a picture of it anywhere that we can view?

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  6. Very clever and appealing motifs! One could have fun with these. I like Jane's coaster idea! But pendants would work well, too! And even Christmas ornaments.

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  7. What a great find. Your tatting is lovely. I see them maybe in red and black Thank you for the link.

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  8. For some reason I cannot paste the link here! - but it's called Wolston House, and besides the tablecloth, it displays a lot of other pieces of tatting, doilies and chair covers etc.
    But the most stunning is the bedspread!! - double bed size, and I had to sit down and draw out the pattern until someone told me it was a very common design, and I already had it in one of my books!
    The interesting thing about the bedspread is that it didn't belong to the original family, but was donated to the National Trust by the lady who made it during the 40's - she would tat on her train journeys to and from work, and it took her 18 months to complete, just working on it during those train trips.

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  9. Hola, Jon, qué alegría comunicarme otra vez contigo!! Lástima que nunca recibo una respuesta ... tu trabajo es hacer tat o, te dedicas a otra cosa. Yo atiendo la casa y una Mercería, por eso tengo poco tiempo para el frivolité. Te deseo un FELIZ AÑO NUEVO! Cariños:Pilar, desde Argentina

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  10. Yon querida! deseo que tengas un FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!!! Cariños: Pilar, desde ARGENTINA.

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