Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Egged On by Hearts

This was trickier than it looked, not in following directions, but in tatting the stitches well.  I made a number of mistakes and will tat it again. It is a fun one from this book:

I bought this book as a result of seeing a bunch of patterns tatted by Tatskool last year.  Her interpretations are marvellous, especially worked in her wonderful HDTs.

Now, I have also one more motif to show you.  Guess what it is? 
Another heart!  
I am getting the hang of it.  
( I can hear you groaning, 'finally!')

One thing that confuses me.  A few of you commented that tatting this Catherine Wheel Join is the same as doing a split ring. I know the end result is the same, but it seems to me that the act of tatting each is different - a lot different!


  1. Oh, You are great tatter! This heart is sweet and perfect :)

  2. This last heart is my favorite!!! Be sure to enjoy the nice weather we will be getting this weekend!!!

  3. Yes, those CWJ's look pretty good. That's two hearts in a row you've been satisfied with!

    Not split rings, but split chains. It is actually exactly the same motions: pull the loop through from behind, then from in front, then tighten. The only difference is in having to catch the picot as well as the core thread.

  4. Your kidding! Kind of like the way Jon does her carbone rings! I will try it that way, which I can do effortlessly.
    Thanks, Miranda.
    Fox : )

  5. I have never seen tatted eggs and I really like them. Your varigated heart is beautiful! Joyful tatting...

  6. BRAVO !!! Fox vous êtes arrivée à un coeur parfait et je crois que la solution de Jon, comme elle fait pour les anneaux plastiques, est parfaite c'est comme cela que je le fais aussi....

  7. yup, CWJ, split chains, and covering carbone rings are the same motions. if you can do one, then you can do the others.
    I see you have persevered once again and your heart with CWJ is very pretty.


  8. Hi fox

    Beautiful heart, and beautiful thread, well done

    I love your egg I don't have this book yet, I don't seem to do much for Easter, I think it's time I did more.


  9. The egg book is the only one in the series I don't own. Is it a must have?

    1. Hmm... I kinda like it! Have a look at Tatskool's lovely eggs and you might just need to have it!
      Fox : )

  10. interesting, moving on to eggs?! i'll like to see more!

  11. Your tatted heart is fabulous and done in such lovely colours! I've only just managed to tat my first 2 rings :)