A Victorian Hammock for Tatting, Made of Twine
This Victorian hammock is not your typical hammock of today. Most people think of a hammock as being something that a person lays down in. This one is not. It actually is a carry-all for your needlework that you can easily carry with you wherever you go. (See illustration below)
A Victorian HammockFor more Victorian Tasty Trifles, see complete list at bottom of page.
For those industrious persons who like to carry their work about with them, this little convenience will be much appreciated. In plain double crochet, or tricot, make an oblong, using fine twine — the size must depend on the maker's convenience.
Run a fine wire through the two long sides at each edge, taking care to fasten off the ends well, that they may not be in the way or catch the cotton.
Take two small curtain rings, about as large round as a shilling, and, in double crochet, work the narrow ends of the hammock, one to each ring. With whipcord plait, in three, a handle, fastening the ends over the rings, and making it long enough to hang on the arm.
The hammock is to hold the work, cotton, and shuttle; knitting-pins or crochet needles can be passed through the two rings lengthways.
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Fig. 9 is an illustration of it.
For more Victorian Tasty Trifles, see:
A Victorian Spectacle Case
Victorian Key Bag
Gentleman's Toilette Case
Victorian Shoe Tidy
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