Monday, 25 February 2013
Tatting (Frivolite) Vintage samples from my collection.
A short post script from previous blog:
Sorting through the boxes in my collection, I discovered these fine works of Tatting with a Tatting Shuttle.
For those who remember Fleet Street, Torquay in the early 1960's, Mrs Tregale had a needlework/haberdashery shop on The Terrace (now occupied by a Pattiserie).
It was a treasure trove of haberdashery curiosity.
As a child I remember being in awe of the stacked cardboard boxes from floor to ceiling. This fragile agile aged lady with white hair and a gentle smile would slide a a wooden ladder into position, then climb to slowly reach the top, delve into a box and remove the exact contents requested. The boxes looked identical with small labels.
The tatting shuttle shown was purchased from Mrs Tregale. I begged my mother to teach me. Unfortunately my patience did not take to this fine art of needlework.
The perfectly created Tatted collar has a price label of 10 shillings.