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  • Floral Coat Collar and Cuff Set(filet crochet)
  • Camisole(filet crochet)
  • Nightdress Yoke, Boudoir Cap(cover(filet crochet))
  • Nightdress Yoke(crochet)
  • Sq. Yoke for Nightdress(tatting)
  • Sq. Yoke(tatting)
  • Chemise Yoke(tatting)
  • Floral Sailor Collar(filet crochet)
  • Nightdress Yoke(crochet)
  • Camisole(filet crochet)

Title: Latest Yokes, Collars and Cuff Sets in Fillet Crochet and Tatting: Series No. 15
Author/Designer: Mary E. Fitch
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1919
Publisher: Self, Brookline, Mass.
Page Count: 21
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 3/4" x 8"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- I like Ms. Fitch's filet crochet patterns more than her tatting - but she put out some quite elegant traditional patterns for tatting. You only get three tatting patterns in this booklet. They are written in the standard written notation of the time period, and not broken down. They are also in small print, so they are really hard for me to read unless I use a magnifying glass and transfer the pattern to sticky notes - not user friendly. These are books I collect to get a feel for the work put out during this time period, as it was a prolific period with tons of updated and fresh designs.

She had many contemporaries putting out similar booklets, so she had stiff competition for a piece of the buying public's household budget. Ms. Fitch was quite prolific over a 5 year period in pumping out little fashion books full of these pattern collections. I love her filet crochet. My copy of this book may be a first printing - I don't know for sure. I'm aware of a later printing that only has 15 pages. .

Side Notes from Leigh: Mary Fitch also published her patterns in the pages of "Modern Priscilla".