Thursday, 7 February 2019

Buddy Hearts

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Sharing 5-in-1 Buddy Hearts patterns !!!

The pattern presentation would’ve been completed in November last year, if it weren’t for, well, life. Just so happy to be able to do it at least before Valentine’s Day!
the original notated pic Anita sent me!
There are 2 pdfs. 
The short version only has diagrams and is a single page printout.
The long version has diagrammed & written patterns, along with tips for impeccable tatting from Master Tatter Anita Barry. It also has a write-up about out design process and relevant details, which anyone can use to create their own heart patterns! Anita wrote her patterns while I wrote mine. So even if you decide to print only the diagram-version, I still urge you to at least read the long version for the insights. And, of course, for the tremendous time & effort we put in ;-P

Since I had already posted my thoughts here, I invited Anita to write about her journey. Which is when I realised our diametrically opposite approaches to designing our respective hearts – reminds me of centrifugal v/s centripetal forces!

See, where Anita goes from the out in, having drawn the heart first, I chose the decorative piece first and then drew an incomplete heart outline which was ‘completed’ with leftover motifs forming one side.
Further, her hearts can be worked continuously, whereas my hearts are a combo of separate pieces – the floral spray and the heart proper, and worked in 2 thread sizes for better effect.

Read about both approaches in the pdf. And oh, there is a bonus heart pattern in the bundle – 5 complete patterns for our tatting buddies, and one slight variation.

Click to download pdf :
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Anita's models of Inside Your Heart & Cross My Heart
my Budding Heart - original & with variation
I used a CWJ in my Budding Heart models,
though not indicated in diagram. 
Blossoms Heart with & without butterfly
Anita's bonus pattern - Daisy Heart !
my rendering of Anita's Daisy Heart in
Anchor size 40 (maroon) & Lizbeth size 20.
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Enjoy J
And in Anita's words – “Think happy thoughts”. 
Connect with your buddy and spread new tatting hearts around !

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Update : Taught in Online Tatting Class on Feb 11, 2019

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful documentations of what looks like great fun! Thank you both!!

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  2. From your faithful reader, Jean: Howdy, love to download your heart pattern but won't let me. Can you send the written PDF to me? Don't know if it's me, or since we've had lots of problems with Comcast. Thanks a MIL.

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    1. Awww, Jean, my "faithful reader" 馃挆 I've emailed the attachments.
      Send me pics of your finished hearts?

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  3. Both of you are such gifted designers! What beautiful hearts!
    StephanieW

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    1. Extremely kind of you, Stephanie 馃挅馃尮 I am nowhere close to the creative accomplishments of Anita, but hopefully some of her talent is rubbing off on me 馃槃

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  4. Really beautiful hearts!!!! :)

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  5. Oh how sweet,❤ your hearts are so cute and would look good framed or behind my clear cell phone case馃

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    1. What a lovely idea, Carollyn 馃挅馃挅 Now I can't wait to see your versions 馃尮

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  6. Thank you for sharing your patterns.

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  7. Wow, great collaboration! Two heads are better than one, even when they think in different ways. Or perhaps especially when they think in different ways.

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    1. Expertly put, Jane 馃憤馃挅馃挅 Thanks 馃榿

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  8. Opposite ideas on heart-felt thoughts on opposite sides of Earth! How sweet to have tatting bringing us together!

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    1. Opposites Attract !!! 馃槃馃槃馃槃馃槃 and Tatting is a very strong magnet 馃挅馃挅馃挅馃挅馃挅 Hugs, buddy 馃槅

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  9. Lovely hearts! I love that one with the butterfly!

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    1. Now why am I not surprised, carissima Ninetta 馃槃馃挆馃挆馃挆

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