When I go thrift-shopping I sometimes find something interesting, something unexpected. This has been the case the last two time I’ve gone hunting for silk shirts (I’ve found two so far.)
These precious pieces of vintage tatting were had for a song.
This edging appears to have been cut from a piece of linen. It is 12 inches wide and 4 inches deep. There are some stains (possibly roach poo) and some breaks. All the rings are there and most of the picots. If anyone has any idea on how to get clean it and or make repairs, I'd appreaciate it.
But the real find was this beautiful tatted baby's cap. It has not stains, no breaks and is modeled most nicely by a doll my mother made.