Thursday, 6 October 2022

not just an edging

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This stunning necklace is tatted by Ninetta Caruso for our Endrucks 1920 Project. An adaptation of Endrucks' 1st pattern!
But let me get the nitty gritty out of the way first, some of which has already been shared.

Edging pattern #1 from the book German book ‘Die Schiffchen-Spitszen’,1920, by Frau Eleonore Endrucks-Leichtenstern. The pdf shared earlier is now updated with a lot of cleaning up and additions. 
Above we have a straight edging, a circular edging, playing with 2-colours, and with a modified pathway for mirror imaging.

This collage shows some of the several paths ranging from 
1. the simpler but unsymmetrical original. However, it starts with a chain and moves from right to left;
2. the modified symmetrical adaptation which starts with a ring. This central ring is worked as a thrown ring from 2nd motif onwards (hence different colour) and the edging moves from left to right;
3. playing with some colour positions using Reposition Methods, and where the 1st motif is worked with 2 small side rings and each subsequent motif with only the right side ring to be made. Ninetta finds that this is easier than making the left ring in repeats.
4. (see square edging below) 2 small rings on each motif also makes it easier to keep the threads in place. 
These are but a few options and each tatter can follow their own path. 

This is Antonia Lai's adaptation of the edging as well as the addition of a corner, giving us a nice square or rectangular frame. -
Pattern notes are included in the updated pdf above.

Happy Hands Linked Bracelet is almost exactly the same as the bookmark, except for using numerous colours and beads, and a different tail, etc. I made this specifically to represent our common efforts to create, complete, and continue the Endrucks Project.
If only the gold and silver beads sparkle in the photos as they do in real, sigh.
Pattern notes included in updated pdf.
This is my sampler from 2019 in Lizbeth 20 where I conceived the idea of a necklace and played around with bead arrangements. However, I knew I would never do justice to it, hence asked Ninetta to step in and she did so willingly and in such a spectacular fashion!

And now for the awesome part! This is a very short video Ninetta sent with her Happy Hands Necklace pics. And here is the link, in case -

These are her work in progress pics. She used treble stitches to add height and texture to the chain arches between motifs.
She substituted the hand rings with swarovski crystals.

This is the clasp at the back.
And a close-up of how she used tatting to join the necklace to the clasp.

The cabochon is attached later using this pattern -
As seen from the back.

The clasp and part of the necklace. This could so easily also become the front!
Notes, as well as tutorial links, are included in the updated pdf.

And Ninetta tatted yet another as a gift! 

Remember all these goodies are included in the updated Happy Hands Edgings and Adaptations pdf

The Sunflower coaster )  which was earlier a part of it, has been removed. I am in the process of adding diagrams to the pattern and cleaning up the presentation as a stand-alone. For the impatient tatter, I can send you the old pdf; although I'd prefer patience ;-D  

All modernised patterns and so much more can be accessed from the EP doc

Ninetta, my true partner in crime (PIC), thank you from the bottom of my heart! 
I'd also like to thank Winnie Ho for her feedback which made me 
re-think and re-do the presentation. Hopefully, it is now better laid out
with plenty of choices to work the pattern.


  1. My pleasure💓 PIC! Thanks to you!

  2. Wow, beautiful work. A great team.

    1. Absolutely, Jane, and thank you so much for always cheering 🥰

  3. That necklace is a wow, I love the clasp at the back and how Ninetta designed it, Fabulous design

    1. I fell in love with it the moment she sent me pics, Margaret! She never fails to amaze. 😍