I chose a one shuttle edging as I find that extra easy to carry around and work with when travelling. This is from a Mary Konior book and is called "hedgehogs". I'd been wanting to tat it for a long time and finally found the right project for it. It is actually a vintage edging that she has reproduced in her book so I suppose, not a Mary Konior design as such.
When I started tatting it, I didn't like the long threads that resulted when carrying over to the next motif but then decided that I would sort it all out at the sewing stage. So all the floating threads are tied in to the sewing and are not visible on the finished hanky.
It is tatted in Altin Basak 50. I do like that softer thread for handkerchiefs. I find it to be similar to a size 40 and fine enough for an edging.
I already had both the hanky and the thread in my stash
and was delighted to find that the green thread was a perfect match
for the embroidery on the handkerchief.
Amazingly, I even managed to also complete this pink edging I had started a while ago (but that will be for another post).
But, but... even more exciting than that: on my travels, I happened to be in the Toronto area... and....
I got to meet Fox of Tat-ology!
I wasn't sure all the stars would align and we had very little time on our tight travelling schedule but I was so pleased we managed to get together, even for the short time we had. It was really great to have a tat and a chat with her. I only wish we could have had more as there was much to talk about and I would have loved to spend more time tatting together.
I hope you all had a terrific summer too and got lots of tatting done!