Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Calling all Pattern Sleuths SOLVED

Does anyone know the source for this heart pattern?  It looks so familiar...

Corazón perfumado
By Corazón Frívolo

I have so far eliminated the following antique patterns sources from my search:

Antique Pattern Library:
 1.  Beeton, Isabella. Beeton's Book of Needlework, 1870 (the tatting chapters)
 2.  Beyer's Handwerkboeken Serie H. 40, Frivolité met Afbeeldingen., 1920
 3.  Bucilla Blue Book No. 3, Original Designs in Tatting, Novelty & Filet Crochet, 1916
 4.  Priscilla Tatting Book, 1909
 5.  Dillmont, Therese. de, D.M.C. Tatting, 1920
 6.  Endrucks-Leichtenstern, Eleonore.  Schiffchen-Spitzen, Die, 1920
 7.  Farnes, Emma. [B] Alphabets in Crochet & Tatting,
 8.  Fitch, Mary E. [4] Crocheted Yokes and Tatting, 1915
 9.  Hayden, Hazel. Round Yoke in Tatting, 1916
10. Hees, Marie Antoinette. Old and New Designs in Tatting, Book No. 5, 1916

Note:  Several of these antique pattern books include four-ring elements, but I have so far been unable to connect them to the ring-and-chain work seen in the heart sachet.

Thank you to everyone who looked and thought and sleuthed along with me. Kathy Niklewicz commented that she could "'almost positively' say that it's Teri Dusenbury's very popular "Regal Heart" pattern from her "Hearts" book." And she was right! It is even pictured on the front cover.

Incidentally Kathy, I also tatted this heart back in the 1990s. I was intimidated by split rings and never attempted any of the other hearts from this book. (That's why it looked so familiar.)

Thank you, thank you for solving the mystery!  I am adding this pattern to my holiday ornament To-Do List, since it looks so sweet adorning a felt heart.  And I will add beads.  (Fox, you saw that coming, yes?)


Fox said...

I am checking in one of the Japanese books I have - seems familiar and cannot place it...

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I think I can 'almost positively' say that it's Teri Dusenbury's very popular "Regal Heart" pattern from her "Hearts" book. Ironically, it was one of the only patterns in that book that did not have split rings, and back in the '90s I didn't quite understand the concept of the split ring, so I tatted this lovely heart twice.

Fox said...

Of course! Glad you identified it - was driving me crazy!

Beads? Good!!!!
Fox : ))

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Teri's Tatting Hearts book was among the first I bought "back in the day," when the Internet was still years away. I learned to tat split rings from this book - in 1999 - and still like looking through it.

I'll have to dig it out and tat this one! And I agree - with beads it would be even more striking!

Michelle said...

Hmm, I can see your post about the exciting matching bags from Jane E in my Reader but it's missing on your blog? Looks very fun and exciting!