"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, February 24, 2012

Last One for This Set

This is the last in the series of pink and yellow motifs that will make a set of coasters. This one is "Alladin" from Jon Yusoff's first book of snowflakes, Tatted Snowflakes Collection. As you can see, a little bit of blocking is probably in order here, but overall it's not bad; Jon's patterns usually sit well without a lot of blocking.

The only change I made was on the outer round: I didn't switch shuttles for the rings, so they would be a different color from the chains.

Over the weekend I will attach them to a background fabric and put them in the coasters-- and then start another set. My idea is to make a few sets of coasters for this year's relief sale held by my parents' church. To me, this is a way of tatting pretty motifs that people can see a practical use for and therefore want to buy.


  1. That is a really neat looking snowflake!! I really like the design and the way you placed the colors! :)

  2. That is a great idea to sell tatting. Lots of people takes tatting as lace and not to be used.