Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bjorn 8th of December is Finished

This was a fun snowflake to tat. I really like Lene's ball and shuttle method for block tatting. The ball thread never has to change position in your hand. She recommends an unflipped 1st half stitch followed by a normal 2nd half stitch. It was very quick. This method could be used in place of the shoelace trick for changing shuttle position in any pattern.

Motif #15 for 25 Motif Challenge
Eighth of December from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting 
DMC Size 80, Color #67 (Variegated Baby Blue)

I was very conscientious in pulling the first double stitch of the chain up snugly against each clover in this final round. That turned out to be a mistake. It made the clovers want to angle so that the snowflake looked more like a pinwheel than a snowflake. It took some careful blocking of the wet flake to convince those clovers to sit at a more appropriate angle.

I'm definitely behind on the latest Renulek doily, but I hope to do some catching up today. It's been an extremely busy week, so I'm resting today with plans to do very little that isn't related to tatting. It took me a couple of hours this morning just to catch up with the reading of your blogs and the forum, but it has been a wonderfully lazy two hours.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You've tatted this snowflake beautifully! I haven't tried block tatting yet, although I do have this book and several block tatting books. Some day...

God's Kid said...

It looks gorgeous to me!!! :) Wonderful job tatting it!!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Looks lovely this is my next one to do,

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you. I'm enjoying making a few of these in this thread.

Block tatting is really easy, Diane. You'll love it.