Whoo Hoo! I love this snowflake. It will look great on my tree with the other beauties! This is from Jon's book of snowflakes and is called Milky Way. I'm sorry I can't put in links from this computer. You can get to her blog and this book from the link list on the left side of my blog.
I tatted it in size 20 hand dyed thread called "Rose" from Yarnplayer. Again, the link to her is on the left. I was afraid I would run out of thread before I finished. In fact, I was planning to do each spoke in a differnt thread if I had to, (which could be interesting.) Then I found where I had put more of the thread in a little bag in the HDT drawer. Happy Days! I am trying to do better about taking the thread off of the shuttles and putting it in bags with labels. What's wrong with me? I'm starting to sound organized and that's totally out of character!
The yellow beads were a gift from Gina our Tatting Goddess. They are tiny little glass seed beads.
I haven't measured the snowflake but I would guess it's about 3 1/2". Neither has it been blocked. That will take away the swirled look, I think. I kind of like it this way.
I have loaded purple, irridescent beads onto variegated yellow Flora thread to make another of these. It is a very easy tat. One spoke and you are off and running without the pattern! Great for traveling or standing in line somewhere. Sharon could tat this waiting at the grocery store!
Back to tatting. Happy 4th of July to my American friends and to any others who have a holiday today!