Friday, October 06, 2006

Design Snowflake 6

The first snowflake was skimpy, the second was much fuller looking, but still seemed a little small. So I designed number 3. I have been thinking things through and in order to keep things simple, I'm going to change the order in which the snowflakes are presented. They are numbered on the original picture in the order that I tatted them, but for teaching purposes that isn't the best order to follow. So the next snowflake we're going to look at is snowflake number 6.

See the same inner ring arrangement for all 3 snowflakes? Look at the chain, it's the same chain with 2 picots. The outer edge has been changed by simply alternating a single ring with a cloverleaf. Small changes, but a totally different look.

Maybe you think you can't design. Could you have done this? Of course you could, you just have to have the confidence in yourself to try. Take a look at number 8 could you do that one? Does it look a little bit dopey to you? After 8 quick variations on a theme, I was running out of ideas and number 8 is the results. We'll look at number 8 next.

Are you enjoying this? Is it giving you ideas? I can see that a lot of folks have been stopping by, but I don't know if it's being helpful or not without feedback. Are there questions you want to ask? Don't be shy, others probably want to know too.

1 comment:

Needledreams said...

I think the snowflakes morphing is great!!! Great tips too in how to start developing a taste for designing. My first try in designing was inspired by a project on Mary Konior's "Tatting with Visual Patterns". Since then I have grown a lot as a tatter and a designer.