"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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

And Another

Today's flake is the "Criss-Cross Snowflake" by Frivole.

I often think that Frivole's snowflakes look more like real ones than most tatted snowflake patterns, and this one is no exception.

I used Lizbeth Blue Ice, number 163, in size 20.

I want all these snowflakes to be as close to perfect as I can possibly make them, so I've been using LadyShuttleMaker's very useful blocking template to block each of them. When using a template, you can get multiple uses out of a single print-out by covering it with waxed paper before you put the tatting on top of it. That way the template stays reasonably dry and doesn't get all wrinkled the way wet paper does.


  1. You did a stunning job- glorious!!

  2. Beautiful snowflake!

    Thank you for that tip. I always wondered how I could use the template without it getting wet and maybe staining the thread. Perfect and simple solution! Brilliant in fact! Thanks.
    Fox : )

  3. Beautiful snowflake, It is a lovely pattern and you have done a great job with it

  4. lovely and very well tatted. i love this one in particular.