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Tuesday, 23 November 2021

willing volunteer

This post is to thank Mariantonietta Sangiuliano, our willing volunteer in the Endruck's project.

I got to know her in the Italian Fb group, through the few tatting pics she shared. I remember that a couple of years ago, we had a game there, asking us to talk a little about ourself and post a picture of our favourite tatting project. She posted a lovely tatted tea set, three-dimensional, worked in a previous tat-along in another group. She's tatting for about ten years now, self-taught. I was moved by her words, where she wrote that someone told her that tatting was much too difficult to learn but she faced the challenge and succeeded indeed! That is will power! And we are all very happy that she did it!

Then, last year I met her at another nice "virtual" venue: a "secret" group where we voluntarily test-tatted Edda Guastalla's patterns, those that ended up in her book "Quadrati magici". I was impressed by Mariantonietta's lovely doily - a beautifully tatted edging around a central fabric piece, attached all by hand. The picture is included in Edda's book. I have nice memories from that great adventure, it was a nice and productive group! All tatters worked together very well, enjoying Edda's patterns!

Then, at the end of last year we came to our new adventure: the Endrucks' 1920 project. Mariantonietta was among the first tatters who joined Muskaan (I think she was the first Italian volunteer, after me). She chose the pattern number 33 in the book. Her tatting and her drawing arrived in a blink, by the mid of November and we could publish the doc within that month.

Direct link to the n.33 pattern:

I feel really guilty to have pushed off for so long writing a post to thank her. Muskaan joins me in this heartfelt thanks, her example has inspired many others to follow and volunteer.

We are near the end of the project, even if life happens and things could take longer than what we planned; I am in late with my own tasks, gosh! We love all our willing volunteers, among which Mariantonietta is a forerunner, running with us during this wonderful adventure!


Endrucks 1920 Project is a community project, we welcome every one of you to join in and enjoy the modern-style pdfs that have been uploaded! Please let us know where we can find your renditions and derivative tatting!  

We created the hashtag #Endrucks1920Project, so please use it for your pics to show up in a search.

*** NEW! *** We have a Facebook Group (please read the group’s description and rules before asking to join) – “Endrucks 1920 Project”:   
We all enjoy sharing and experimenting and the group is waiting for you! 

All info and links (original and modern) are in the Endrucks 1920 Project Document, here:

Remember there are many more modernised patterns, derived and extracted patterns/ideas, already listed in the project document, with more still to come! So, do visit and scroll through.


With love and gratitude,
Ninetta and Muskaan


  1. I do enjoy reading about the different tatters involved in your project.

    1. :-f thank you Jane, for your kind comment

  2. Grazie mille, Mariantonietta for your lovely contribution ❤. Thank you Ninetta, for a glimpse into her tatting past.🌹

    1. 🥰 Thank you, for this wonderful project!

  3. So many beautiful items have come from theis project, these are another beautiful items,
    I have heard this before that tatting is too hard to learn, things are only too hard if you dont try and work at it, I taught myself to tat, and I delighted to say I have been tatting over 50 years

    1. Agree, and different tatters gave their own character to each pattern. As for the rest, well, where there's a will there's a way. Thank you dear Margaret :-f


Thank you very much for all your nice comments.