My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Snowflakes

Yes! that is what I have been doing the past few months, making snowflakes for a friend. I started sometime in June. In between then until completion, I took breaks to work on some other things, and finally finished them last week.

My friend Mel is very good at a variety pf crafts but has yet to learn how to tat. She specifies that the snowflakes must have some glitter in them, so I add beads in most of them. That itself took up a lot of time because most of the patterns that I used are originally without beads. I had to spend some time studying each one to see where I can add in the beads and also whether to add the beads to the shuttle thread or the ball thread. But, I had a great time making these snowflakes and I hope Mel likes them.

The patterns are a mix from books, free pattern obtained online and my own designs as well.

The top motif in the group below is an adaptation of a motif from the book A New Approach to Tatting by Yusai Shokoin. The bottom two are from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Blomqvist and Persson.


The next set of snowflakes are using free patterns available online.


If you feel like making them, here are the links given in the order left to right, by row.

The next two groups of snowflakes are from the book Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman, a number of tiny motifs from Tatting Patterns and Designs (Blomqvist & Persson) and some doodlings by yours truly, using up small balances of the thread in the shuttles.



And finally, these are my own creations. I have posted patterns for two of the designs earlier. As for the rest, .........I'll see if I am up to it.


All counted, there are 39 motifs done. Hmmmm ... imagine that ... I completed my 2nd 25 motif challenge with this one posting.

19 comments:

  1. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Absolutely awesome! Thanks for those freebie links. I'll definitely check them out :)

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  2. I wasn't sure if you received my comment earlier. Just in case you didn't...

    The snowflakes brings Christmas closer to view. Their so delicate and finely tatted. The beads added a sparkly dimension to the snowflakes. I say 'Let it snow!' :D

    Thanks for the links to the freebies, I might give a couple a go :)

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  3. There is only one word for these:
    GORGEOUS!
    Thank you for sharing. They are inspiring.
    Kate H.

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  4. These are all so pretty! I think I like your own patterns best.

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  5. Thank you, Thank you.

    Barbara, couldn't get your eyes off the snowflakes huh? You had to comment twice, LOL. I don't blame you. Now that they have been handed over, I keep coming back to this page to look at them.

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  6. These are all so pretty! I feel like a slacker!

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  7. WOW!!! Unbelieveable...gorgeous!! I love snowflakes and will be visiting those sites!! Have those books though....ned to get back in to them soon!! Thanks for sharing

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  8. Oh WoW, what can I say that hasn't been said before! These are really awesome!!! I really love your patterns too! The others are pretty neat too. You have really great taste in designs!!!!

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  9. They are the most beautiful snowflakes I've ever seen. Thanks Faizon! Can't wait till Christmas to show them off. Absolutely Beautiful work!

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  10. Jon: Just lovely - I especially like your patterns. If it must snow in New Mexico, let it be your snowflakes! Lucky Friend!
    BJ in NM

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  11. Joh! Oh my! If it has to snow in New Mexico, I would wish for your snowflakes - lucky friend.
    I love your patterns.

    BJ in NM

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  12. Wow! I can't wait for the real snowflakes to start falling. This is a lovely presentation. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. this is really beautiful.. may i ask how or in what form will u gift these snowflakes to your friend? will u frame them up.. or something else? thx for the pretty pics. very inspiring!

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  14. Absolutely lovely tatting! And your original patterns are so nice. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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  15. There is nothing left for me to say except I agree with all of the above! They are breathtaking and I can't imagine all of that work in one posting. Well done. I've got to get busy!

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  16. PLEASE consider posting or even publishing your designs. They're beautiful.

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  17. So, so wonderful!!! Spectacular!!!
    Your designs are the best of all!!!

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  18. I started from the bottom up on your blog and am admiring your work. You definitely have talent.
    Someday, I'll be that good at shuttle tatting.

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  19. I have saved all of the free patterns for future tatting. Thanks for the links! I forget to look.

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