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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • Tutorial
  • Blocking Diagrams
  • 3 3/4" Ruffled Snowflake
  • 4 1/2" Elegant Snowflake
  • 3" Ruffle-Edged Snowflake
  • 4 1/4" Trefoil Snowflake
  • 3 1/4" Minaret Snowflake
  • 1 1/2" Tiny Snowflake
  • 2 1/4" Riboon-Floss Snowflake
  • 3 3/4" Ruffled-Star Snowflake
  • 4" Flower Snowflake
  • 4 1/2" Little Ring Snowflake
  • 3 1/2" Bejewelled Snowflake
  • 3 1/2" Lacy Snowflake
  • 4" Three-Dimensional Snowflake #1
  • 4" Three-Dimensional Snowflake #2
  • 1 1/4" Sparkling Snowflake
  • 4 1/2" Large Loop-stitch Snowflake
  • 3" Small Loop-stitch Snowflake
  • 2" Whirlaway Snowflake
  • 3 1/4" Crystal Petal Snowflake
  • 3" Glittering Snowflake
  • 2" Miniature Snowflake
  • 4" Double Star Snowflake
  • 2 3/4" Ribbon Snowflake
  • 4 3/4" Large Crystal Snowflake
  • 4" Swirl Snowflake
  • 3" Daisy Snowflake
  • 3 1/4" Beaded Snowflake
  • 2" Cloverleaf Snowflake
  • 2 1/4" Unique Snowflake
  • 2" Feathery Snowflake
  • 4 1/2" Light-and-Airy Snowflake
  • 4 3/4" Textured Snowflake
  • 3" Victorian Snowflake
  • 4" Jingle Bell Snowflake
  • 4" Spoke Snowflake
  • 4" Frosty Snowflake
  • 4" Star-Shaped Snowflake
  • 3" Pinwheel Snowflake
  • 3" Simple Snowflake
  • 1" Dainty Snowflake

Title: Tatted Snowflakes
Author/Designer: Vida Sunderman
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1995
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., NY
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0-486-28303-8

SUMMARY- There are 40 snowflake patterns packed into this book! The black-and-white photos are crisp and clear - you can count the stitches if you need to from them, though I never had any problems with any of the instructions. I've made a LOT of snowflakes from this book - it's been my "Go To" for this ornament for most of my tatting life. The inclusion of the blocking diagrams for 5-point stars and 6-point flakes is also extremely useful, and I don't know why no one else includes them in their snowflake book. I photocopied a dozen of each in different sizes, and use them when I starch and block my ornaments so that they dry in uniform shape - it makes blocking so much easier, and I don't have to pull out my compass and protractor every time I need a template. I'm always pressed for time, so time-savers like this impress me. I remember being very excited when Mrs. Sunderman's book found its way to the shelves of my local fabric store. I doubt it had been on the shelf for an hour.