Friday, 10 June 2022

to and fro inspiration

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 Who inspires whom? What inspires what? How does it all work? Whatever the philosophical underpinnings, this is a simple post on what more the eye saw in Endrucks' pattern #3 besides the original edging, square motifs, and a fruit/flower bowl.

From Endrucks' edging #3, where I spotted a heart, Sue His Kid spotted a butterfly!
And both patterns are shared for you to enjoy and prettify further.
I changed 28 to 30 ds chain in my model above. Work moves counterclockwise in fs/bs tatting 
My head is brimming with butterfly versions using techniques, effects, beads, etc.!  
In Anchor size 20, the butterfly is less than 4cms across and 3.5 cms high.

This is my Eye Spy Heart from the same source. I had sketched the idea over the Square motif (scroll down to the last pic in that post), but it got forgotten among all other projects. Sue's butterfly motivated me to work it out and believe me, the above model is both my prototype as well as the final piece, finished in less than an hour, and no blocking required, either!
Stich count is notated over the model itself. I deliberately went clockwise for the chains, so that they could be worked frontside. You are free to move in the opposite direction.
Please note that I made a mistake in chain H which I noticed only now. Chain H should be 6ds, just like chain E.

Work in size 10 thread, since the finished size is small. My Heart, in Anchor size 20, measures less than 4cms across and 3cms high.
2 shuttles, CTM. 2 split rings and 1 mock ring. 

All pattern pdfs and links, including more extracted hearts and butterflies, etc., are listed in the Endrucks 1920 Project document


  1. Your butterfly and heart are both better than mine! I am glad you have that done now! I can't wait to see what you tat next!! ;) Have a great day!!! :)
    ~Sue(Tatting Lace in Grace)

    1. You are too kind, Sue 馃挋馃挏馃挋 I took some pics today and will soon post my latest 馃榿

  2. The projects keeps germinating new designs. I really like the little heart!

    1. Very true, Lavi, and I've just uploaded something different 馃榿馃挋馃挏馃挋