Friday, September 5, 2014

Tatting my way through Snowflake and Star Patterns.  Looks like the forecast is calling for a blizzard!  I was going to work on a few - but the more I looked, the more I had.  Well over 100 patterns - and so hard to pick one.  SO, I decided to tat them ALL!  I will be posting more later - these are the first 10 I have made and thought I'd work through book by book and try and make at least one of every pattern.

I have to confess that I often find a "favorite" to tat up and will make several of it - often making variations, different amounts of points (5 - 6 - 8), turn a snowflake into a star or star into a snowflake, add picots to make them appear more lacy, or something like that.

With that in mind, I decided to begin with one of my favorite books.  I have not made many snowflakes from this book, because I always had a hard time picking one!  The snowflakes in this book are so sweet to tat.  I spend about 30 minutes on a snowflake - sometimes longer if I make mistakes and have to un-tat.

The book I choose to start with is......... Vida Sunderman's  "Tatted Snowflakes" pattern book.

This snowflake is "Elegant Snowflake" found on page 10/11.

This snowflake is "Trefoil Snowflake" page 10/11

The "Ruffle-Edged Snowflake" page 11

The "Minaret Snowflake" page 12

The "Ribbon-Floss Snowflake" page 12

The "Tiny Snowflake" page 12

The "Ruffled-Star Snowflake" page 13

The "Flower Snowflake" page 13

Taking a break from the book, I found these next two online - and made a slight change to one.  I really love how they work up.

I found this on Joelle Paulson's blog.  It is "Twinkle Twinkle"

This was inspired from Joelle Paulson's - "December Motif" -

More snowflakes to come!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Tis the Season.... be Tatting!

And I am!  Tatting up a storm - or a flurry - or maybe a blizzard!  I'm buried in Snow-flakes that is!  The Lace kind!  I have been tatting through some of my Snowflake Patterns - I've started with Vida Sunderman's book "Tatted Snowflakes". (I'll be posting photos of the flurry soon.)  I've had the book for years and have only made a few of the patterns.  This year I decided I'd tat my way through the book - and other books/patterns that I have stashed about.  I may find some 'new to me' snowflakes that I fall in love with.

I really enjoy the Dancing Snowflake and Jack Frost Snowflake from "The Big Book of Tatting".  I've made dozens and dozens of those - so many I can probably tat them in my sleep!

Meanwhile - working on the 25 Motif Challenge

This doily is of my own design.  I used Aunt Lydia's Size 10 in Aspen for the rings and Copper Mist for the chains.  I think it came together quite well.  (15)

This pattern is "Wedge Doiley" from intatters.  The pattern is an old one in the public domain but I used the diagram and instructions found in intatters.  This was made with Aunt Lydia's Size 10 Ocean for the rings and River Blue.  (16)