Monday, 15 August 2022

pretty me heart fun

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Now that all the main patterns from Endrucks' 1920 book are in modern format, barring 2, Ninetta and I decided to start holding occasional events in our FB group. The first such official event or Game of the Month is a simple heart that tatters need to embellish or use to embellish something. We also decided to open it up to our non-FB tatters, if you wish to participate.

pretty me aug 2022 - Endrucks 1920 Project Facebook group event

Do you remember this maroon heart I shared here (now updated with diagram and written pattern for alternate path) -

We chose it for the event in our FB group and are throwing it open to all tatters. 
Download the one-page pattern pdf with diagram, model, and written pattern and begin decorating -

There are several paths one can take to tat the heart, including starting from a different point. While only the basic path is shared in the pdf (which should be easy for needle tatters and relative new shuttle tatters), I updated my blog post with diagram and written pattern for the path shown there initially. Check it out if you prefer to tat clockwise all from the front -

This is my tricolour earring prettification. We are celebrating 75 years of Independence today and I see the Tiranga (our Tricolour) everywhere! 
Worked in Anchor Pearl cotton size 8.
I didn't have time (or the right size/colour beads) to decorate further.
A small ring 8ds was added in the topmost heart to hold the hook.
I used my Floating Beads method to attach the teardrop without stringing it on the shuttle.

UPDATE - The following explanatory para is added in response to a couple of queries - 
How to interlink the hearts - 
Each heart was interlaced in a very simple manner through the final chain. Start from the topmost heart, then work your way down. So, tat the 2nd heart till the very end but leave the last chain unattached. Cut off tails and then insert the 'free' chain through the 1st heart, join to the base of the starting rings, tie and cut and hide ends. 
Repeat the same when interlinking 3rd heart to the 2nd.
NOTE: For fs/bs tatters, start the 2nd heart with backside rings so that the final chain is on the right.

There were other ideas such as decreasing the heart sizes (hut didn't have colours in required sizes); joining at the tips (but I kind of preferred this free-style effect with a bit of twisting when worn)....

The heart is Eye Spy Heart from Endrucks' edging #3 which I spotted when tatting the square derived from the edging. 

Use beads, decorative picots, tatting effects or techniques, or colour-play to make the heart pretty or use it to make enhance the beauty of something else.

We have already received several variations of the heart pattern, besides beautification, and those patterns are also being shared! You can join our FB group with your version of the heart, or simply send the pic to either Ninetta ( ) or to me, with your name and any project details you might wish to share. 

There is a special album (pretty me aug 2022) to collect all pics though at present it is missing a lot of the pics which members have shared on the Home page; and a hashtag for a focused search - #prettymeEndrucks.

So are you ready to participate? This is such a quick little pattern that needs very little thread! Come join the fun. Remember the butterfly beautification project where I received a thrilling response - ? Can we expect a similar response this time, too? 

All patterns from Frau Endrucks (main and derived) can be found here -


  1. I'll give it a go. Love your dangly tricolour earrings.

    1. Cool!!! I truly appreciate you picking up your shuttles for this game, Jane, despite your packed schedule. 💗❤🥰❤💗

  2. I love the way you've intertwined the hearts! I'm not sure I'll get much accomplished (too many irons in the fire right now), but I'll try!

    1. All you need is some leftover threads, Diane, and the heart is very quick to work up. Truly appreciate your effort 💗❤🥰❤💗

  3. Love your easy dangling earrings!

    1. Thanks, Anita, can't wait to show your embellished heart 💗