Friday, 1 July 2022

spying again

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 I have been spending all my tatting time in front of a computer screen, writing, updating, coordinating, ..... Too much 'intellectual' activity without dirtying one's hands is not the way to have fun!  So I took a little time off last night and did a trial of this heart.

If you remember it is the 3rd hearts that I outlined in Endrucks' doily #37 here - [pattern for the '2nd' one has already been shared here - 
Tatted in Anchor size 20, the size is perfect for earrings or pendant. Or a brooch or charm.

This was a quick trial to get a feel of the shape, etc. Worked continuously in one pass.
A few things that need tweaking -
1. Proportion - it should be taller!
2. The side ring on the left bottom needs to face in opposite direction for symmetry. Also, the joining picot there was a bit too long, hence the untidy effect.
3. The side rings can be asymmetrical in order to achieve a better overall shape and height.
4. Make the topmost chains longer and also join them above the center.
5. Decorative picots/beads
What else do you think needs improvement?

I have this idea to add long picots in one pair of negative spaces, and join the chains above to these --- like a filling. But it will be in the faraway future unless somebody gets in on the game ;-D


  1. That’s a lot of tweaking for a small motif! It could well stand as is, it’s sweet.

    1. That's so sweet of you, Jane 💕💕💕

  2. Lovely heart, I agree it would make a lovely pair of earrings

    1. Thanks Margaret, love the earrings idea! 💕💕💕 I have just uploaded the pattern. For some reason I have been having to permit your comment to be published. Thankfully, it is easy and I always appreciate your presence.

  3. I see a lot of different possibilities. Beads in various places for various appearances. Even a bead nested in the center ring. Yup. Yup. You're on to something fun with this fine motif.

    1. It would certainly look wonderful with beads and be used for jewellery, Anita. 💖💖💖