Monday, 30 November 2015

Lene's Blizzard

This year I had the opportunity to purchase the book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting personally from Lene Bjorn.  She signed my book so of course I had to tat up her snowflakes.  The diagrams in this book are large and excellent. In the front of the book you will find an explanation of the diagram symbols along with detailed techniques used in the book. There are a few spots where I needed further instruction.
I started at the front of the book and worked my way through each day of December, 45 days later I had completed them all at least once.  The snowflakes still need to be stiffened and blocked then on to my holiday tree (once it is set up).  I will gift the doubles to family.


All snowflakes shown were completed in a vintage thread, Coats size 30. I used one ball or  ~300 yards of thread. The completed size ranges from 2.5 to a maximum of 4 inches tip to tip.  I suggest you prepare a template to block them on but most of them come out very nice if you don't have a template.  

10 comments:

  1. Wow, this is very impressive! I don't think I've tatted that many snowflakes in a year. You will have plenty for the tree as well as gifts for friends and family.

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  2. Thank Robin, I did your's too, perhaps I need another snowflake post. ☺

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  3. That's a truly great accomplishment and in such a short time. Wasn't it lovely meeting Lene and the 'Danish contingent' too. Can't wait for the heart book to come out. Wonderful weekend and so good to meet you too.

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    1. Thanks Jane, I too enjoyed a peek at the Hearts book. So many tatters, so much fun. Many new friends and a great adventure.

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  4. That is so awesome!!! :) You did a wonderful job!!! :)

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  5. Congratulations on the completion of all of them! I love her book and you got it signed personally wow! I love the vintage thread, what a fantastic thing to do and have!

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  6. What a splendid blizzard! Extra special to have met the designer in person too.

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  7. This is one blizzard Nobody would mind being caught it ;-)))
    Very impressive array ! I don't think I've ever seen all 24 of them in one photo. Great job, Bernice.

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  8. Thanks everyone. I would have liked to have tatted one a day but life keeps getting in the way of my tatting so I was happy to finish before the 1st of December. Lis did the test tatting and when I asked how she pressed the third day of December she said she sits on it. huh, it works :)

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  9. Quel courage ! Bravo pour cette magnifique ribambelle de flocons tous plus beaux les uns que les autres. <3

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