Gapsosis!! Oh My!! I just started the chain and trefoils when Jon posted "tatting Peek-Boo-Boo". (http://tatsaway.blogspot.com) A great tutorial on gaps between rings and chains. My first 2 trefoils and chains are on the shoulder seam where it is not too noticeable. However, the rest of the edging has no Gapsosis!! Thank you Jon!!!!
The edging is in the book, "Contemporary Tatting" by Judith Connors.
The tatted edging was washed and sewn by machine with invisible thread to the shirt. Only the chain was stitched down. This makes it easy to throw in the washer and dryer and edging will not come off nor does it have to be ironed. Also the edging can be taken off and used again. I used glass pink beads and the color remained the same after washing. Gina from "A Tatting Goddess" had pink beads on a cross and when washed the pink also washed away from the bead..