The members of the Snowflake Round Robin have been busy tatting over the last month. All snowflakes have been received by their recipients and I am pleased to show them off to all of you
The first snowflake in the second round is one tatted by Joy, for Lorena. The snowflake is called "Star with Six Points" and is from a book called Christmas Tatting. Joy used Hakelgarn thread in size 20 to make this lovely snowflake.
The next snowflake is one sent to Jeff that was made by Lorena. The pattern for the snowflake is from the Ring of Tatters newsletter issue #57 Autumn '08. Lorena used Cebelia white and #762 thread in size 20. Lorena doesn't usually stiffen her snowflakes but she found that she had to with this snowflake. It wouldn't stay flat for her. The scan of the snowflake doesn't do it justice. It is hard to see from the scan that the snowflake has a different colour in the centre.
The third snowflake this evening is one that Maria made for Shawna. This beautiful snowflake is from Burda Magazine and was made with Cebelia size 20. Maria has been coming up with some really cool ways of presenting her snowflakes. This snowflake was attached to a backing and made into a pin for Shawna. Maria mentioned that the snowflake is removable if Shawna prefers.
The snowflake that Jeff made Joy is next. The snowflake is called "The Eighteenth Day of Christmas" by Lene Bjorn from her book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting. Jeff used the same thread combination as the first snowflake: Size 50 DMC Cordonnet thread combined with Guttermann metallic thread.
Sandra's snowflake is next. Sandra's snowflake was sent to Maria. The snowflake, entitled "Snowflake" is a Jane Eborall design, pattern here. For this snowflake, Sandra used some variegated blue thread in size 80 and some white size 30 thread. Another awesome snowflake.
The final snowflake this evening was made by Shawna and was sent to Sandra. This snowflake is the same as the one she made for the first round. The pattern is the centre of a doily pattern that is from a round robin she was in previously. I believe she used size 8 pearl cotton for this snowflake as well. Simply gorgeous.
That's all for now. Stay tuned for the third round of snowflakes to be posted in a few days.