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  • Introduction:
    • Pattern Notes
    • Techniques
    • Diagram Notes
    • Abbreviations
  • Scallop Shell Heart
  • Tiny Scallop Heart
  • Antique Rose Heart
  • Mini Rose Heart
  • Your Grape Big Heart
  • Little Grape Heart
  • More Little Grapes
  • Daisies and Forsythia
  • Teensy Forsythia Heart
  • Single Daisy and Forsythia Heart
  • Free Form Heart
  • Simple Flower Heart
  • Small Free Form Heart
  • Flower Bouquet Heart
  • Flower Bud Heart
  • A Crewel Heart:
    • Variation 1
    • Variation 2
  • Smallest Crewel Heart
  • One More Small Crewel Heart

Title: Tat's Amore: A Collection of Tatted Hearts in Assorted Sizes
Author/Designer: Martha Ess
Format/Publication Date: Sprlbnd:2007
Publisher: Self, Greensboro, NC
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Normaly tatted hearts leave me a little bored. It is such a common symbol and is a repeated motif everywhere you look in any craft magazine you would care to pick up. Now that you know my prejudice please let me say how blown away I was by these designs! "Your Grape Big Heart" especially appealed to me, but the "Daisies & Forsythia", "Flower Bouquet Heart"(on cover) and "Freeform Heart" are also stunning. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Ess's block tatted animal motifs, so I decided to go ahead and track down the rest of her books - so glad I did. When and if I ever need a heart, THIS is the book I'll use.

Patterns are diagrammed and instructions are well broken down and easy to follow. There are some advanced techniques involved, so not good for a beginner - but definitely worth aspiring too.

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