The end results of my work with the Gail pattern, done with thinner size 12 thread. I like the dangling centre, it moves when the snowflake is hanging from a thread and a bit of air movement catches it. Adding one more stitch between each ring on the frame made the pattern come into focus and sit properly.
I’m very happy with this pattern and it is available as part of my Graces pattern at my Etsy site knotshire.etsy.com
Final results of my pattern Gwen. This looks like a very easy pattern, but it does use 2 shuttles, and the Josephine Knots require a certain amount of focus I hadn’t expected! It could just be that the thinner thread is more challenging.
I am pleased with the results, and the pattern is included with my 3 Graces pattern on my Etsy store Knotshire.etsy.com
Once again I go to an old tatting pattern book: Anne Orr Tatting #35 for inspiration. I like the points on this four sided medallion. I will experiment with making a six-pointed snowflake from the points I see here.
While experimenting with the Hannah pattern I’ve stumbled on something I think will look very nice, but is not the Hannah pattern.
The two points at the bottom in this image are the keepers. The new centre is good – it turns the centre from Hannah inwards, so the rings start in the centre and makes a new row. And the points will give the diamond shapes I was wanting to have in Hannah that didn’t quite work out.
An easy and open pattern first experiment. I will try again with longer points (see the point on top). I’m not sure if I’ve captured the diamond shape that I wanted to keep, so I will see if the longer point is more satisfying.