24 December 2017

Hearts and baskets

This year (in my mind) a very interesting new book of tatting patterns were published. In Danish it is called "Julehjerter i orkis" and it is by Lene Bjørn and containing 24 different tatted hearts.


Those baskets shaped as a heart is a traditional Danish Christmas ornament done in a special sort of paper and are first of all used on the Christmas tree but can also be found hanging in windows and lots of other places.

I managed to do a few of them for the display at the library. I think it must be one of the first examples of Danish Design. The eldest preserved heart is yellow and green and was done by the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen in 1862 but without a handle so probably not meant for the tree. And it is unknown if he invented it.
Later it got on the tree and in our national colours red and white - but it can be done in almost any colours though.
Merry Christmas to those who are reading this.



10 comments:

il mio chiacchierino said...

molto interessante il tuo libro . complimenti

muskaan said...

These are so beautiful ! Compliments of the season :-)

Jane McLellan said...

Very interesting. And beautiful. Compliments of the season.

Daniela Mendola said...

Very beautiful! I love all of them. Great effects of colors. Best wishes!

God's Kid said...

Wonderful hearts!!! :)

Maureen said...

Happy Christmas! Very interesting explanation about the hearts, it's a lovely book.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Happy Christmas and New year to you. Lovely hearts.
Where can the book be purchased?
Cheers, Jen

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Susanne said...

Maybe HH-Tatting have the book but I have not checked, sorry. And I bought mine in a Danish shop.

bhappetat said...

Where can I purchase these books? I contacted Handy Hands but they said that they can’t get them. Would love to purchase them. Thank you!