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Friday, September 21, 2007

Old Tatted Ensemble

This dress, hat and purse are owned by The Mobile Tatter's Guild in Mobile, Alabama. They were found in an attic and purchased by the guild. Unfortunately, they are of unknown origin and date, but appear to be very old. Can you imagine all of the hours and hours of work that went into these three pieces? I don't think I could muster the courage to start a project as big as the hat or purse, let alone the dress. What a treasure for the guild.

They are being modeled by my friend, Elizabeth, who is a member of the guild. She was good enough to share this picture with me, and thus with all of you.

I have not seen them in person, but hope to one day. Mobile is about 4 hours South of my home in Birmingham, but we hope to move to the coast eventually. Maybe then I can become a member of the guild! They have their meetings on Sunday afternoons, which has, so far, made it impossible for me to attend. I can't drive that far by myself.

Elizabeth and J.B. are the two friends who participated in the friendship doily earlier in the year.

Thanks to Elizabeth and the guild for allowing me to share this photo and information.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! What a treasure. Thanks for sharing. I wonder how much it weighs?

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Sherry took the words right out of my mouth! I wonder how long it took to make? Thanks for sharing the photo!

Sharon said...

I have a picture of a tatted dress made by the mother of one of the Toronto Tatters. The dress comes below the knee and has little cap sleeves and was apparently made over the course of one winter. The lady who made it didn't use a pattern she just tatted rows of rings and chains varying the size of both to adjust for shaping. I'll post a picture of it to my blog when I get a minute.

Tattycat said...

Thanks for the comments. I wish we knew all the answers. I would love to see that picture, Sharon.