Lattice corners


Throughout Asia, many beautiful variations of lattice work are popular decorations and some anthropologists have claimed that these motifs share ancient roots with interlaced Celtic designs.  It is well established that prehistoric Celtic tribes spread across Europe from Ireland to the Caucuses, but Elizabeth Wayland Barber, textile expert and author of Mummies of Urumchi, details the tartan fabrics, cultural artifacts and red hair of 2,000-year-old mummies found in the Tarim desert of northwest China and concludes that an offshoot of Anatolian Celts carried their culture further east, deep into the heartland of Asia.  To this day, tartan-style fabrics are still woven in Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan country near Tibet.  Stories like these have always enchanted me as signs that human culture, no matter how far flung, is more interconnected than we usually give ourselves permission to believe.

The lattice corners shown here are based on Tibetan/Mongolian designs and may be stitched in any combination of colors that suits your taste.  As individual files, they each stitch quickly in a 4×4 hoop to embellish napkin corners, collars and other items. They also lend themselves to some very interesting patchwork and can be combined with monograms or combined with each other in various ways as elements of  a larger design, as suggested by the placemat on my front page.

Lattice 1 is 3,732 stitches and measures 3.5 x 3.5 inches (89 x 89 mm).

Lattice 2 is 2,905 stitches and measures 3 x 3 inches (78 x 78 mm).

Lattice 3 is 3,402 stitches and measures 3.6 x 3.6 inches (92 x 92 mm).

Lattice 4 is 3,404 stitches and measures 3.1 x 3.1 inches (79.5 x 79.5).

This set is available in JEF, VP3, PES and HUS.

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(click on the image to download sample)