OK, this isn’t really a sewing related post, but I’m hoping you won’t mind a little detour!

front of cardigan

My Mum bought this hand tatted cardigan from an op shop  (charity shop, thrift shop) in New Zealand and I’m trying to find out a little more about it, so if anyone is at all knowledgeable about tatting, please help me out here!

Firstly, I believe it is hand tatted as I don’t think it would be possible to make something like this on a machine.  There are lots of little flowers that stand proud of the main fabric of the cardigan (however most of the petals are currently all curled up so you can’t see the full effect)  What do others think?

Secondly, any ideas when it might have been made?  I’m thinking maybe 70’s as crochet was very popular then, but I’ve never seen anything like this before.



close up of front opening


side on

That’s all for this post.  Any comments are welcome! 🙂