Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tatting as 2017 comes to an end, Part 2

Diane couldn't possibly anticipate the abounding fascination we tatters would have to the reveal of her Ice Drop pattern and tutorial. There is even a Facebook group especially devoted to the craze and it is appropriately named Ice Drop Addicts

I've been affected by it, too. Denise Wessman sent me a beautiful one that she had tatted along with a little kit for creating my own.  When I decided I needed one more Christmas ornament to gift this year I was determined it would be a star, and it occurred to me that an Ice Drop star would catch the light beautifully. I looked up to gaze off into the distance thinking about what I might want to do and where I might purchase some of those glass drops when I suddenly noticed that I'm using clear and blue ones to support the artificial flowers in my dining room centerpiece. Now how wonderful is that! Of course I immediately robbed a few from the vase and got to work.

Motif #13 for the 2017 25 Motif Challenge
Stars in Stars Ice Drop 
based upon the original Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori
Size 20 thread

I've provided the link above for Diane's original tatted Ice Drop, but I must also credit the work of Carolyn Craig who describes her idea for the small star joining the rings of the gem setting in her Blue Glass Stars pattern. She shares this pattern in the files of the Ice Drop Addicts Facebook group.

Thank you Diane, Carolyn, and Denise for your inspiration.

While I didn't complete the 25 Motif Challenge this year, I value the encouragement it provided to keep sharing my work. I look forward to starting another challenge for 2018.

Happy New Year!


muskaan said...

Love the starry drop :-) Such a warm coziness seems to radiate through this image!
Not on facebook, so I am missing out on the action, but get glimpses through bloggers who display their work.

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely ice drop! Yes, the 'gems' turn up in places we don't expect. I found mine when I was shopping for children's Christmas presents.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely ice drop, glad you joined us, hope to see more of your ice drops

Michelle said...

Rally looks beautiful! Glad you joined the fun!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you. I've just shared the pattern, but it hasn't been test tatted. I was afraid if I didn't get it up quickly that it would still be waiting in my To Do list months from now. Please let me know if you spot any errors or if anything is unclear.

God's Kid said...

Fabulous Ice Drop Star!!! :)
Happy New Year!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I never would have thought that so many people would be interested in Ice Drops! What makes me really happy is seeing all the variations that have popped up... creativity abounds!

Thanks for sharing your pattern. I love it! Happy new year!