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  • General Instructions
  • Materials
  • Measurements
    • 2 1/2" Basic Clover-leaf Triangle
    • 2 1/2"x3 3/4" Small Diamond
    • 5 1/4" Large Triangle
    • 9" Small Star
    • Cheval Set(diamond shaped)-
      9 1/4" x 5 1/4" Large diamond,
      13 3/4" x 5 3/4" Runner
    • Cheval Set(front page)-
      9" Large Hexagon,
      5" Small Hexagon
    • 17 1/2" Large Star
  • Other Publications by "Artistic Needlework Publications"

Title: Frivolite Lace: Tatting Instructions for Cheval Sets, Runners, and Mats, A.N.P. No. 11
Author/Designer: G. May Smith
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1950
Publisher: Artistic Needlework Publications, Durham, England
Language: English
Page Count: 6
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- This is a lovely set of patterns made from basic tiling motifs. Ms. Smith did at least one other set of patterns for this publisher(see listing below). She may well have done more - I don't know. I had only previously been aware of Booklet #6(see list below of some of their other publications), and booklet #11 came out in 1950 along with the other 10 previous knitting/tatting pattern sets. Marianne and Walter Kinzel published patterns up through 1958. So here's a mystery you can help me solve. If you have patterns published later and can help fill in the list below, please get in touch with me through My Contact Page.


Here are a few links of interest: "ARTISTIC NEEDLEWORK PUBLICATIONS"
this is only a partial list - they stopped publication in 1958...)
Knitted Viennese Lace(knit patterns are by Marianne Kinzel)
A.N.P. 1: Table Cloth "Etoile de Paon" 48 ins. diameter
A.N.P. 2: Coffee Cloth "Hannah" 22 ins. diameter, and Doilies "May and June" 11 and 12 ins. diamter
A.N.P. 3: Luncheon Set "Mimosa" mats of 16, 12, 9, and 6 ins. diameter
A.N.P. 4: "Collars and Cuffs" 3 different designs
A.N.P. 5: Cheval Set "Marigold" Oval and Round Mats
A.N.P. 7: Table Runner "Marsali" 42 ins. x 16 ins. and Trolley Cloth "Marsali" 23 ins. x 16 ins.
A.N.P. 8: Dinner Cloth "Grande Foliole" 44 ins., 55 ins., 66 ins. square
A.N.P. 9: Cloth "Marion", 27 ins. diamter with Easy-to-Start diagrams
A.N.P. 10: Tray Cloth "May" 16 1/2 ins. x 11 1/2 ins., and 3 Cocktail Doilies
Frivolite Lace
A.N.P. 6: Tatting Instructions for Handkerchiefs, Mat, and Pocket or Collar Decoration
A.N.P. 11: Tatting Instructions for Cheval Sets, Runners, and Mats