Monday, May 21, 2012

Wedding Hanky

 Wedding hanky for my Niece. The initials are satin stitched and roses are stem stitched silk ribbon. The hanky came with the pulled threads and I outlined them with gold threads.
The pattern for the edging is Ann Wilson's Hankie Edging (Lily's version). Tatted with size 80 the chains are 158 Niagara Falls and the rings are 658 Ocean Turquoise. Following Jane Eboralls advise I tatted 3 repeats and made the corner. It takes 17 repeats for one edge. When one edge was completed I hand sewed it to the hanky. 
Handy Hands Newsletter arrived as I was on the last edge and Kendra Goodnow had a step by step article on joining the edging to a hanky. The first step is to count the number of holes on each side. I did not do this step and thought I had better to count before tatting the last edge. Usually they have the same holes all the way around but there is always that one that got away!!  

9 comments:

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

This is lovely!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You have created a wonderful wedding keepsake for your niece! I especially like the addition of embroidered initials, something I've never considered doing. Beautiful!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Your wedding hank is truly lovely. The tatting is very very beautiful. Hugs judy

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Fabulous! A perfect keepsake! A lot of love and work went into this! Wonderful colors and beautiful tatting! The initials are a perfect touch!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful!

God's Kid said...

What an awesome hanky!! :)

Sally Kerson said...

That is such a pretty hanky.

Jane McLellan said...

Beautiful. Lucky bride!

Simon Purple said...

Gorgeous work!