First Doily

First Doily

I believe this is the first doily I ever made. I taught myself to tat in 1986, then after a little practice went right into making this. I guess I was feeling fearless at the time, but it went together well. I’ve given this doily to my mother.

You can find the pattern for this doily in Tatting Patterns from Victorian Lace Craft, edited by Jules and Kaethe Kliot.