Sunday, February 5, 2017

Motif #2

In tatting for the 25 Motif Challenge in 2016, I would have to think hard which motif to do and where to find them.  I have realized that I need to tat or work with a plan.  I woke up the other night and thought, how about doing the motifs from A Tatter's Workbook.  It is one of my favorite books to look at and such a piece of herstory. 
This is Sample #56 found on page 29.  I did it in one piece, I used the two ends of the ring to climb up with a split ring.  (Not in her directions.  Thank goodness for the tatters who came after her and made it easier to tat without breaks.) 

In her book she wrote that the price was $0.50 per yd., but I think that it was per motif.  I used an inflation calculator to find out what that equaled in todays dollar.  The 1925 price of $0.50 equals the 2017 price of $6.90.  It took me one hour and twelve minutes to make this motif.  (I did it twice as I did not pay attention to the time the first time.)
Now, to watch the Patriots.  Have a good evening tatting! 


  1. Interesting take ! Not many would shell out almost $7 for a motif :-)
    Nice motif. Looking forward to more .
    Your quilting & sewing is impressive too !

  2. Wonderful motifs!! :) Pretty in that colorway!! :)

  3. Thank you for your kind comments. I found the pricing interesting.