Tuesday, April 26, 2011

19th Motif - One More Snowflake

There is one more snowflake that I sent in for the Palmetto Tat Days quilt. It was the last one I made before the deadline date for mailing and I think it turned out really pretty.

It is The Second Day of December snowflake from Lene Bjorn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting book. Instead of tatting it in two rounds, I chose to do a split chain to move into the second round. I have to say that for the longest time, I avoided all patterns having a split chain because I just could not get the hang of it. Well I was bound and determined not to let this technique get the better of me so I searched for all the help I could find online and practiced them over and over until I figured it out and could make them match the rest of my tatting.

I've been looking for patterns with split chains now because I'm fascinated with them and they really are a nice way to transition from one row to another. When I saw this snowflake in her book, I had to try it and I'm glad I did. It's a very easy snowflake pattern (with or without the split chain) and works up quickly - two of the things I like most - fast and easy patterns.

If you haven't mastered the dreaded split chain, don't give up yet. Just keep watching the videos that other tatters so graciously make for us and look for help online - you'll get it with a little more practice. I know you will!


Fox said...

Lovely snowflake!

Good for you - conquering the dreaded S/C! I just posted about that, because I often use them when tatting cluny patterns. Took me forever to be comfortable tatting these chains.

You are so right - there is a ton of help on-line. Thank goodness!
Fox : ))

Gina said...

You've done a beautiful job with this snowflake. The more you tat a split chain, the easier it is, just like learning to tat.

God's Kid said...

Great snowflake! :)
And Congrats on learning the split chain! :)

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Thank you everyone. I'm glad I didn't give up. They really aren't that bad with a little practice!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your snowflake is beautiful! Good for you... tackling the dreaded split chain!