This next ornament didn't go as planned, but looks
pretty sharp-I think! :)
It's tatted with DMC Metallic embroidery thread. I
don't know what size that is, but I will say I hate how
scratchy it is. I drug my feet working on the first part
due to the roughness of the thread, but forced myself
to get it done. It will take force to make more in this
The pattern is Fancy Snowflake from Easy Tatting
by Rozella F. Linden. Now let me admit something...
I started to make the snowflake figuring it would
work with the center of the snowflake at the top and
bottom of the ornament, but I missed a join and then
another, and with that metallic it's a bad idea to open
rings or untat chains cuz' it shreds and breaks easy,
even when tatting. So I resolved to just leave it and
I tied the joins when finished. And I just pulled a
string through the top and bottom center picots and
tied it off.
I love the look from the bottom!
Below is a picture of the 4 done.
And, both sides are currently equal on the tablecloth,
and I am now adding length to the center so I can
then I can work on getting it all to the width of the
rest of it and hopefully take a break to sew in ends
after that. Then, go back and keep adding width to
the entire length. :) It's a learning process!! :)
Hope your day is blessed with love and tatting!!! :)