Faggoting & Tatting on Collar step 2

Faggoting & Tatting on Collar step 2
Faggoting & Tatting on Collar

This is part two of the pattern which began last June 27, 2019.

Faggoting is an embroidery stitch joining across an opening between pieces of fabric. It is also used as a decorative stitch to cover seams.

This collar by Norma Benporath will require planning and concentration.

Norma Benporath tatted collar with faggoting from Australasian 1935 Feb.

It is a vintage public domain pattern.

The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 16 February 1935, page 14. Designed for "The Australasian" by Norma Benporath
"Whether inset as a yoke or worn loosely, worked in white or ecru cotton, or in cream silk, this new collar will be equally attractive. The cobweb texture of the tatting, combined with the faggoted rouleaux of sheer linen or silk give it a lace-like texture which lends grace and charm to almost any type of frock, from delicate silk to a rich velvet.

The original collar, which is worked with No. 24 Semco rayon crochet silk, is 6 in. deep, from the base of the neck band to the edge of the lace. All, or only some sections, of the design, may be worked to make collars of varying widths, and, in addition, the units of the design may be worked with other threads for different purposes.

Before commencing the tatting for a collar, cut a paper pattern to serve as a guide for working, so that the finished collar will be of the correct size and shape. Cut the pattern from strong brown paper, for the work is sewn on to it, and not taken off until completed.

First of all tack a length of curved bias binding on to the pattern around the neckline. Tack another a little more than a quarter of an inch away from it, and connect the two with faggot stitching. This gives a foundation for the work.

Commence the tatting by working the smart little neck band, which is just three-quarters of an inch high. This consists of a double row of rings, separated by diagonal chains."
For the Neck band instructions, please see: https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art306320.asp

The first (next) round of tatting will fit between the bias tape (braid) from the neck band and bias tape added after the tatting is completed for this row. Since the tatting fits between the rows of bias tape w/faggoting the tatting could be called and insertion.

Using two shuttles or one shuttle and ball or tatting needle and ball, begin with a ring.
R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
*CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 3rd p of the previous ring) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
R 3 - 3 + (join to 5th p of first chain segment) 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of last ring) 3 - 3 + (join to 3rd p of chain which has 4 p, 3 - 3 - 3 rw
R 3 - 3 + (join to 7th p of 1st past of last chain) 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
Repeat from * for the length needed. When finished attach tatting in between the braid and faggoting as mentioned.

Use the picots of the shorter chain to attach to the bias binding already in place from the neck band. The attach the next line of bias binding to the outer picots of this strip. Lastly, affix all this work to the paper pattern. Prepare for the next piece of tatting by adding another row of bias binding 1/4" away and connecting it to the previous one by faggoting.

This is a vintage example of faggoting without attribution.
vintage sample from antique-gown which only give a 404 error

Another image of faggoting without attribution.
vintage sample no info

Before we tat onto the next row which is a series of flower motifs, the Daisy Insertion, tatted with 8 rings and chains, we need to review the method of faggoting.

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