Merry Christmas Snowflake
Some patterns have an inherent harmony. I believe this snowflake is one such – elegance personified.
Clearly, there’s a flower within (remember the flower within series of snowflakes?). But this time I went with pristine white.
Tatted in one pass, in size 40, it measures a tad over 2 inches.
Tatted up so quickly, too - all in one sitting while supervising the AC servicemen ! Errr, I did have pre-loaded shuttles – so that’s a huge time-saver right there :-)
Entire snowflake is worked clockwise.
If we start the daisy with shuttle 1, and climb out with split rings, then because we are moving clockwise, shuttle 2 becomes the main shuttle for all subsequent tatting (rounds 2 & 3).
With fs/bs tatting, the rings in both outer rounds will be worked backside (RODS) and these are cross-hatched clearly in the diagram !
UPDATE : The explanation of symbols used in her patterns can be found here. Thanks Sharon :-)
Techniques : 2 shuttles, CTM, fs/bs tatting, daisy, split ring, mock picot, lock join.
I thoroughly enjoyed working this pattern and the actual result is better than what the lens or scanner captured !
This, and many more of Sharon's patterns can be found here .
Besides patterns, and the inspiring display on her 25 Motif Challenge blog, I have learned a great deal from the design lessons she posted !
Many many thanks,
And here’s what I did with the heart I tatted in previous post – made another SOUP ribbon bookmark charm! (tatting SOUP : Sewing On/Using Pieces of tatting)
Nina Libin's Heart for Kay acting as a ribbon bookmark charm ! All is harmony, all is peace ...
wishing you many stress-free harmonious hours of tatting :-)