Monday, June 13, 2011

?New? Snowflake


There are so many snowflake patterns available now, I cannot keep track. This was very easy to design, but is it too similar to anything already published? If this looks too familiar to anyone please let me know. On the points, I have Mrs Mee pearl rings, but if someone else has already published something the same shape with regular rings, I wouldn't think that would make it enough different for me to proceed.

A few people had questions about the "pearl" technique last time. With this technique, rings or chains are made entirely of half stitches instead of the usual double stitch. Sort of like Josephine rings with picots, but the picots come between every two half stitches. Picots with just a single half stitch in between would not be stable enough and could easily get pulled out of shape in my experience.

14 comments:

  1. Such a pretty shape!
    Fox : )

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  2. I may not have seen all the snowflakes out there but I do have quite a number of books featuring snowflakes. Don't recall seeing anything like this. It's very pretty. I love the pearl-tatted rings. Rather unusual.

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  3. I have never seen a design like this before but perhaps someone else has, it is very pretty and delicate.

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  4. SO pretty. I must tackle this technique sometime.

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  5. Lovely snowflake, I will try this type of tatting I have had a look at Mrs Mea but I got confused and left it. well done in making the snowflake
    Margaret

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  6. I've never seen a snowflake like that before, and I think it's great! I love Mrs Mee's pearl rings on the tips!

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  7. I hope it's a new one. I really like it. I would love to tat one so pretty!

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  8. I hope it's a new one. I think it's really pretty. I would love to tat it!

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  9. I have quite a few snowflake books and I have never seen anything like this! It is really lovely!

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  10. Anonymous8:38 PM

    The closest I can come to finding something similar is DMC Tatting for Today, motif #5 without the inner rings off the chains.

    Patti - Spokane

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  11. Methinks you have a winner! (I am no expert on snowflake patterns, but I have never seen one quite like this.)

    Please, please, please, can you keep it? (on the list of your lovely patterns, I mean)

    P.S. My word verification is "porgi" -- now where is Bess? :-)

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  12. I don't think it looks too familiar. Honestly I get so tired of designers (NOT YOU BY ANY MEANS) getting their panties in a wad over anything looking something like something THEY have designed...I mean GET REAL!!! designs are bound to repeat themselves at some point in time...that said, this doesn't look like anything I've seen.
    It's also lovely! Please forgive my rant too! I realize you're just being considerate but the rant wasn't about you being considerate it was about other designers getting their panties in a wad.. ha ha ha ha ha!

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