31 October 2017

Bugle Snowflakes!

Not sure why I like doing these so much but I think it's the technique I use in the centre which fascinates me most. That and the fact that I can make two in an evening!!  I now know the pattern off by heart which I should do as it's one from BC3!!! 

I was intrigued, when reading another blog a week or so ago (can't remember which one, though), to find someone explaining how to add beads to get the same effect as in the bugle snowflake pattern (beads facing the centre of the ring).  I'm pretty sure the blogger was measuring picots and working out how big a picot needs to be to take so many beads etc, etc.  Seemed a bit odd when my technique does away with all that angst and gives a reliable neat finish too without the variances that happen when using picot gauges!!!!  Maybe I misread it!

These (each one is different) are going to be sold (hopefully) at a little Christmas 'do' we're going to throw after our regular Tuesday craft morning one week in December. We're hoping to raise a bit of money towards another summer party 'bash' which was hugely successful in July.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Cute snowflakes! I remember reading your technique, but with no clips close by I never got around to trying it. Now I know where my clips are!

God's Kid said...

Those are all awesome!!!!! :)

Nancy G said...

Beautiful indeed~

Jane McLellan said...

I thought so too!The advantage of this snowflake is that it requires no measuring nor mathematics. I gave away the one I made, to a neighbour who took a sisal flower that she plans to paint white for a Christmas tree. Such a tree definitely requires a tatted ornament. Which means, happily, that I will have to make another one.

Madtatter80 said...

looks like a small flurry of sparkling snow flakes :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful snowflakes which are very appealing. I'm wondering if you were reading Robin Perfetti's recent blogposts about adding central beads. (Tatting by the Bay).

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, it could've been, Kathy. I'll go and check later.

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