#13 Motif Challenge
This is NOT the SECOND time; it is
the FIRST attempt at Sharon's 'Grace Snowflake."
I don't know why this seemed so very difficult at first, but it was, and there are a gazillion mistakes in this snowflake, as I kept changing direction, doing SLT's and all sorts of other things that I am NOT doing in the second one, which is very pretty. Says moi!
The newest effort is about half done and I am eager to show you the difference.
This one is tatted in Lizbeth teal #20 and Altin Basak, which does tend to fuzz badly. I find it is difficult to get a tight enough tension to give shape to the snowflake with this thread. Not my favourite. But lovely colours.
I suppose I should not even try to do the "good" tat in the first go; I do live in hope!
One more thing: I realize that I like to use beads in certain places of motifs, not because I love beads or want to add colour, but because the joins are tighter and the tatting looks very finished at these joins. I find the little bead hides the combining of the threads and the eye sees a much more polished form. Anyone else thought about this?