Monday, 12 October 2020

Snowflake 2020

It's already October... the weather is turning colder and it's making me think of one of my favourite things ever:  snowflakes!  For a few years now, I have created new designs inspired by Wilson Bentley's photographs of real snowflakes (after being gifted his book by a tatting friend) and I have done so again this year.


Below is the photograph that inspired this design.


Of course it's not exactly the same but I hope you can see some similarities.  Real snowflakes have straight lignes and sharp angles which are difficult to reproduce with tatting... but I enjoy a challenge!  In this case I used lock chains for straight lines as well as my 1SSCMR technique for sharp points.






Below are some of the several samples which I discarded
though there are features in each that appeal to me
and which I may use in future designs.













And the name?

I decided to call it 

Pattern coming up very soon!

Best wishes,
Frivole

20 comments:

  1. Always a feast for the eyes when you post a new snowflake

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  2. A beautiful name for a beautiful snowflake!

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    1. Thank you very much Diane, glad you like it!

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  3. Awesome snowflake!!! :)
    All your tries are wonderful too!! :)

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  4. A wonderful "translation" from photo to thread. These will make nice decorations.

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  5. Auch dieser Stern ist wieder gelungen !!!!!!
    Der Name gefällt mir gut
    Bin schon auf das Muster gespannt

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  6. Beautiful! I'm always excited when you create a new snowflake.

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