I decided to do the Round Medallion from the booklet in the previous post.
The thread that was called for in the pattern is Clark's O.N.T. or J.&P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 20 or 30; or for daintier medallions use J.&P. Coats tatting Cotton, size 70.
So I checked my grandmother Eulalia's stash of thread and found a ball of Clark's Big Ball Mercerized Boilfast in size 20 color Ecru.
As I mentioned in the post below, I tatted it using a more modern method. The original directions called for cutting and tying after the center ring, and the first round. Instead, I used a split ring to climb out of the center ring and a split chain and split ring to climb out of the first round. If you look closely, you can see that I messed up the split chain. I didn't snug the thread up short enough when I joined, so the split chain - which always grows - ended up too long and didn't match the corresponding chain.
While working on this, it looks to me like a good doily center, so instead of taking some of the WIP that I have with me on my trip at the end of the week, I will wind my shuttles and work a doily based on this medallion for a center.
The other patterns in the booklet are a simple 1 shuttle edging I would call flower and bud, ( it is shown on the cover), a simple ring and chain edging, (you can see a small peek on the cover) and the classic Hen and Chicks. The other medallion is a square which also might make a good doily center.
Some medallions only look good standing alone, others lend themselves to larger works.
I can find no information on the booklet that would lead me to a contact to find out if this is still under copyright or not, so hesitate to post a scan of the page with patterns. If anyone has any information, I would appreciate knowing it.
The blizzard is hanging around longer then was hoped, but I should be able to get to work by noonish. I hope.