Friday, December 23, 2011

Quick Post: Windmills Snowflakes and a Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post, hopefully. Nothing to really report since my last post. I have four days off starting tomorrow, and will be going to my parents tomorrow morning. We don't have much snow right now, and the weather is supposed to be good for the weekend, so hopefully the trip both ways will be good. I have my Etsy shop in Vacation Mode until I get back, so if anyone wants anything, you'll have to wait until the 28th.

As I mentioned in the last post, I had an idea for a tatting project. I think they turned out pretty well:



Yes, you are not seeing things. These are both snowflakes based of off Mary Konior's Windmills motif. The blue one was made first. Basically, I  threw a ring of 7-7 off of the first picot on the final round. Beads were added to the picot of the rings. I also added beads to the remaining picots on the final round. The white snowflake, tatted second, has a trefoil thrown off of the first picot of the final round. The trefoil consists of R1:7-4-3 R2: 3+6-6-3 R3: 3+4-7. Beads were also added to the nonjoining picots of the rings. I did not make the second picot on the final round. The remaining picots also have beads added to them. Since I can't share the full pattern, you'll need Mary's Tatting With Visual Patterns book to make the snowflake. Again, if you don't already own this book, please buy it from one of the many tatting and lacemaking suppliers, and not Amazon and eBay. Both snowflakes were tatted with Lizbeth size 20 thread. I don't feel like looking up colour numbers, but if anyone wants to know, feel free to ask in the comments.

Before I go, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I do plan on getting some tatting done while away. I'll try to post again before the year is out. Till next time.


4 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! I only got Visual Patterns a month ago, and "Windmills" is third in the queue 'to make', I've only just started. Turning this into a snowflake is a great idea. The waviness of the pattern is perfect for a little snow flurry.

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  2. Brilliant idea, I brought this book when it first came out, many years ago. I will put yout idea on hold until I catch up with the tatting I have to do. The pattern you have used makes brilliant snowflakes.

    I know its very late but I wish you a very happy christmas I am just beginning to catch up on the blogs after a hetic few weeks since we came back off holiday.

    Margaret

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  3. Wow, your things are so beautiful!Love the way you're making all of these. Good work!
    All the best, Aggie.

    This is the address of my blog: www.szydelkoagusi.blogspot.com

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