Monday, February 13, 2012

Motif 20: Golden snowflake

This is the second motif in my set of seven tatted blobs.  This one is the 'Sahmura' snowflake from Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems.  This design reminds me very strongly of the traditional Malay accessories my grandmothers had, all swirls and negative spaces.


I wish I had pictures to show, but most of the pieces have been lost in time.  Here's a picture from the Malaysian Tourism site, although my grandmothers had simpler more utilitarian stuff.

It makes me wonder if the snowflake could be tatted in fine gold thread, then stiffened, so it could be a brooch.  Hmm, time to google for 'gold thread'.

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