Monday 9 August 2010

Happy Birthday Singapore (LB snowflakes - 8th & 9th)

Singapore has been my home for 27 years, longer than I have lived in the country where I was born. Red and white are the colours of the Singapore flag. So I have tatted these two snowflakes in honour of today. Both patterns are from Lene Bjorn's '24 Snowflakes in Tatting' on pages 16 and 17: The 8th and 9th Day of December.

The first one is done in red (Coats 40, Shade 700). This thread was gifted to me by Gina. Notice the pattern in the negative space.

The second one is done in white (Milford 40).

Both snowflakes were so much fun to tat. I think the design is just ingenious. Do try it if you have not done so. It looks more difficult than it is.


  1. Happy Birthday Singapore!

    Lovely motifs! Negative space is great in the red one.

    I have tatted the white one. You are right; I thought it would have been a lot more difficult, as it looks impossibly hard, but in fact, it is not.
    Fox : )

  2. I'm glad you are enjoying that red! I wish there had been more on the ball. You're right about the negative space. I see hearts and diamonds both.

    The white one is exquisite! Your block tatting is so perfect. I've done this one in gold metallic thread. That was hard. LOL! It kept breaking but was very pretty when done.

  3. They do look difficult to me! Very pretty - I like the red one very much, and your tatting is so neat.

    I have seen that book referenced a few times now - I may have to add it to my ever-growing library!