Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Motif 5: Final snowflakes (or maybe not)

These snowflakes have been done for a while now, but for some reason, they were feeling shy and felt they needed blocking.  How does the saying go again?  90% of the effort is in the last 10% of the job?  I believe it.  Blocking, taking pictures and posting seem to take 2-3 times as long as the actual tatting.

These are the last 3 snowflakes in Jon's Tatted Snowflake Collection.   From left to right, these are 'Milky Way', 'Carousel' and 'The Twirly'.  Originally, I had all sorts of plans to make these in metallic thread, or silk, or using some fancy new technique.  In the end I just used DMC Cebelia 30 and a pair or Aero shuttles.  I love learning new techniques, but sometimes it's good to remember how much fun it is to tat.
These are just in time too.  Jon just showed the pictures for her new book.  Ooo, what fun!  These won't be the last snowflakes after all!