Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rainbow Snowflakes: What a Difference Colour Makes

You knew it was coming. You had to. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I purchased some of Pamela's Rainbow HDT. Of course, I had to make a Rainbow snowflake. Here it is:

This is called "Kim's Snowflake" designed by Kim Millar. It is probably my favourite snowflake pattern. I have made this pattern in a variety of threads: regular cotton, metallic, glow-in-the-dark. And have used beads in combination with the above threads. Diane probably can make MK's Spinning Wheel in her sleep; I could do Kim's Snowflake in my sleep. As mentioned I used Rainbow HDT in size 60. The snowflake is about 2 inches in diameter. This is motif # 9 in my Second 25 Motif Challenge. I forgot to mention in the last post that the Invisible Tatted Layered Snowflake (ITLS) is motif #8.

I figured I should mention my attempts at blocking the ITLS last night. I tried ironing it. My iron has a "Nylon" setting which I figured should work. It didn't. The temperature seemed too low (I think you know where I'm going with this....). Being a man I turned the temperature up. And............

It didn't help. I didn't crank the temperature too high (just to be safe). You know, I think I would rather have a wavy snowflake than a melted one. Now I just have to find it ............

Oh, before I forget, the ITLS was featured today (Nov 4) on the Needlework News blog. You'll have to scroll down to find it. Pretty cool. That's all for now.


  1. That dark background really does the thread justice! It's a great thread!

    So can you turn the lights off to find your ITLS or am I confusing the invisible thread with the glow in the dark thread???

  2. What a beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing the link. I think I might have to shift gears once I finish my Spinning Wheels.

  3. That is a beautiful pattern and you did a great job tatting it up! Thank you so much for sharing the link...I've added it to my "to tat" list, LOL!

  4. Beautiful Jeff! Love the colors and the way it turned out!!!

  5. Love that rainbow snowflake.

    Why don't you tat a few sample rings with your invisible thread and experiment with iron settings on that? I can understand why you don't want to test too far with the snowflake.

  6. Gosh, I have printed out the pattern before but i hardly recognise it, and that black background....wow.
    I love this colour so much, haven't tatted in anything else for weeks and I am still not bored with it.

  7. Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

    Um, yeah, Sherry. The invisible thread doesn't glow in the dark. Unfortunately.

    It is my pleasure to have provided the link.

    You know Gina, that is a really good idea. I will have to try that.

    I think your thread makes everything look different Pamela. I think the black background really enhances the colour.

  8. Wow, that is soooo pretty. I can hardly wait to be able to tat something with my rainbow thread.
    Well done, Jeff.

  9. Thanks Susanne. I can't wait to see what you make with the thread.