Friday, 23 July 2021

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 I couldn't wait to share what I've been tatting with all my wonderful readers (thank you all for your kind thoughts 💝). Although my pace was slow, I finished this square edged frame today and am excited for you to see it, too.

Recognise the motifs from my recent posts - the block tatting question and the extracted earrings

I chose the easy path following Frau Endrucks' practicality and working the blocks on either side 'normally' with no mind to directional symmetry.

Here you can see the adaptation to turn a 90° corner, which inspired those earrings. Removing a few elements and joining at the base, brought the 2 enr together.

Continuing Row 1 working with 2 shuttles, CTM. There are a couple of inward picots that I used a paper clip to hold till joining.

Row 1 complete. I like how this looks! Each side is a single repeat; by adding more repeats along opposite sides it can become a rectangle or a larger square.
In Anchor size 40 (shade 00352), this row is 3½ broad and 13 cms length of side.

After continuing to the next round (all tatted in one pass, and both rounds move clockwise), this is how the final frame/edging looks. I think the inner edge makes an elegant statement, too.
The side now measures 17 cms at the extremities.

Don't these look like 2 different squares superimposed and well-synced? Eyes seem to be drawn first to one square and then to the other. 
The only change I made to this round was adding a few decorative picots, including above a lock join.

Laid over this truffle box which is my current project box with all essentials inside. It makes a nice tatted frame ...

If you visit the Endrucks 1920 Project doc here, you will see the talented Reiko Akamatsu has already made another square adaptation from this same edging. She has introduced more changes and it will be an interesting study to compare these 2 versions.

One very interesting feature of this pattern (and most of Frau Endrucks' patterns) is that the entire pattern is worked with 3ds or 6ds between picots or between joins. The only exception is the 1ds she uses to rise to next level of each block. 

I will share this pattern in due course and hope you like it enough to give it a try. 
In fact I have 2 more narrower edgings in mind but tatting might have to wait. But I am willing to share a diagram if anybody wishes to give it a go. 

 

17 comments:

  1. Your frame is gorgeous! Once again, you have amazed me!

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    1. Thanks, Diane 😍 I am enjoying your diversion into Dorset buttons and looking forward to new effects and perhaps combined with tatting 💖

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  2. It is amazing, very effective! I think it needs both squares to be really standout.

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    1. Thanks, Jane 💖 You are absolutely right! 😍

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  3. Oh My!!! This is an outstanding adaptation from Endruck’s #17! I am just now looking at Reiko Akamatsu’s #17 frame. How clever!!! Love your creativity! Love all the additional information you’ve put into the Endruck’s 1920 Project!!! It’s like a catipillar morphing into a colorful butterfly!

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    1. What a lovely way of describing the project, Anita 🥰💖 It does like a metamorphosis is underway! And to be sure, many of her motifs can be extracted to make 2D and 3D butterflies, literally! Wait for what we have in store 😁

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  4. I'm glad you're back to blogging again. The square is beautiful!
    StephanieW

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    1. The new regime does seem to be working, Steph, and tomorrow I have a video consultation with my doc on the way forward. Thank you so much 🥰💖

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  5. Fabulous frame and wonderful pattern, well done on creating such a beautiful design

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    1. It is all there in Frau Endrucks' book, if we just add a few colours and jiggle things a bit - she was a genius in her own way! Thanks, Margaret 💖😍

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    2. Yes she has designed some fabulous pieces and you have done some wonderful work on recreating these patterns

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  6. Muskaan, what a perfect design.
    That's so fantastic! You have magic hands.
    Hugs

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    1. You are too kind, CasaERBA, I have a loooong way to go still! 💖 Congratulations once again for your Spectacular work and for winning the first prize! 🏆😍🤩💝

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