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"  www.leblogdefrivole.blogspot.com


This was inspired from Joelle Paulson's - "December Motif" - www.leblogdefrivole.blogspot.com

More snowflakes to come!

1 comment:

Madtatter80 said...

Your snow fakes are looking good!