1912 Punched Work Tab Tie – Hand Embroidery



Hand Embroidery Pattern for 1912 Punched Work Tab Tie

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This charming tab tie will add a pop of color and interest to a basic Edwardian shirtwaist, but pairs equally well with modern blouses and cottagecore dresses. This design for a “simple tab in punched work” is based on a design advertised in the June 1912 edition of The Modern Priscilla. It was offered “stamped on linen with cotton for working” for 35 cents.

This tie features a cutwork edge surrounding a floral motif accented with “punched embroidery.” Punched work has an appearance similar to drawn thread work, but is much simpler to stitch! A full tutorial is provided for this openwork technique, plus we have a tutorial on YouTube.

Black velvet ribbon is always a safe choice for the bow, but this design is charming with bright colors such as “lavender, green, or cerise.” All of the samples were worked in white linen, but it is suggested that they could also be worked in colored fabric to match a shirtwaist or dress. While not specifically mentioned in the original article, they are also lovely stitched in colored thread on a white ground.

You will receive a detailed PDF containing historical notes, tips for transferring your pattern, the embroidery design, punched work tutorial, and suggested stitches based on the original artwork.

Finished size:  3.4″ wide and 6.7″ tall before the addition of ribbon.  

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