Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Candlelight Snowflake

I think this is a very interesting snowflake.  I like the original use of the bugle bead.  This snowflake by Sabina Carden-Madden uses a technique she calls "loop-tatted ring" where you pull your thread through the bugle bead (or other beads if you wished) and then make all the stitches on that ring with a looped thread by finger-tatting.


I searched on Youtube but there appears to be no videos on this particular technique so if anyone's interested, perhaps I could make one.  Though there are picture explanations here on Tatting Fool's blog, if you fancy having a go at making it.

I made this for the first time last year and when I came upon it last night, I feared I wouldn't remember how to do it so I just had to make it again to be sure I remembered this unusual technique!

I think I may have to re-do it again in different colours now.  Maybe in golds and reds to look even more like candle flames?

Best wishes,

12 comments:

  1. I love the turquoise beads- enchanting. Yes, please make the video what an interesting technique!

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  2. OOOh it is so beautiful. Thank you to share. I've never seen this technique before. But now, I have to try it:-)

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  3. wow, very nice, the loop tatted ring is useful in many ways

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  4. Beautiful snowflake! I would love to see how to do that technique.

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  5. Very pretty! I would love to see a video on the technique.

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  6. Okay. So I downloaded the pattern after saying very quickly to myself that this is something I will NEVER do. Right. Oh dear. I see frustration round the next bend...

    Your snowflake is beautiful!
    Fox : )

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  7. That is a very elegant snowflake! :)

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  8. This is something I have not seen before and I would be interested in you making a video, its a lovely snowflake, but putting the beads in that way...... I am like Fox trouble ahead.
    Margaret

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  9. This is lovely - and has been on my list forever, must actually *do* it one day. It's so pretty with the contrasting beads.

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  10. pretty! i read the instructions but i think a video would be most helpful for visual learners like me. :)

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