Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Heart's Desire

A member of In Tatters made this little heart recently.  And I thought what a nice motif it was.  When I first saw the new "Blue River Glades" by Lizbeth, I knew straight away I needed to have that one.  Just my colours.  So I thought this would be the right thread for my Heart's Desire.

And I do love the colourway, just gorgeous!

The pattern was not the easiest to follow as only the first half was written and then you had to reverse everything to complete the other side - and for some reason, the way it's written was confusing me...  So I think if I were to make it again, I would draw myself a quick diagram.  I did miss one picot in five of the rings (crikey, maybe I should have gone to bed early instead of tatting tonight) but managed to balance it by missing the same ones on the other side, except in one place.  Anyway, I don't think it's too obvious, the overall shape still seems ok to me.  I completed this with a single-shuttle split ring so no ends to sew in on that one.

I particularly like the inside top curves of the heart, I think they're very graceful.

The pattern can be found here on Georgia Seitz's website.

Best wishes,


  1. It looks lovely in this thread.

    'Heart's Desire' has always been in my top 5 patterns of all time! (Your Maple Leaf is in there too!) I think I have tatted in more than anything else.

    Fox : )

  2. I love this pattern, and your interpretation is beautiful!

  3. Every time I think I have too much thread and can't possibly get more, you do this! Goodness that's lovely! Could be the gorgeous tatting too...

  4. Gorgeous, everything you tat is always so beautifully done. Of course I decided to try this and went to the pattern, then realized I have this printed out already. When I grabbed the copy out of my binder I noticed that I have the page for the second half of the pattern. It is available here if anyone else wants to try it: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/fullerpg17.jpg

  5. Thank you very much Julie! I didn't know the second page of the pattern was available. I'll go print it now.

  6. Its a lovely pattern the first time I did it I got in a twist, your colours are beautiful.

  7. I have tried to learn and about the time I think I know what I am doing, I get messed up again. How do you master this? It is beautiful


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