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Monday, June 2, 2014

Sneak Peek

I've finally gotten around to creating a pattern that will be suitable for an iPad design tutorial. I've been wanting to make a tutorial for a number of months, one that can be used as a detailed reference for anyone who wants to try their hand at using an iPad to design.

Here's what I've come up with:

The larger version is tatted in Lizbeth size 20 white, with a jewelry finding I purchased at Hobby Lobby:

The smaller version is tatted in DMC Cordonnet Special size 50 Blanc. I think the DMC has a more delicate look:

It will be a while before I make a proper diagram, so I've included a picture of my notes if anyone wants to use them as a guide. If you right click on the photo and open it in a new tab it should be large enough to see the numbers. If not, let me know in the comments and I will see what I can do.

I hope to get the tutorial finished in a few weeks. It will consist of multiple posts, and I will post one part each day, so keep an eye out if this is something you are interested in!

Update: I've uploaded this pattern to my Free Patterns page



  1. Robin, this is a very very elegant design !!! Thanks, also for sharing the pattern and can't wait to see your tutorial series on iPad designing.
    I will try out this motif - love it !

    1. Thanks muskaan! And in case you (or others) have any trouble with my pattern notes, I should have an Inkscape diagram ready to go by the end of next week if all goes well :)

    2. Hello Robin,
      As you've already seen on InTatters, your pattern notes & diagram are perfect ! Very easy to follow & tat. And the snowflake lays flat. It was great fun doing it.
      In fact, I began the 2nd round from the 'wrong' end - & had to tat counterclockwise. Thought I'd do FS/BS for chains, but kept forgetting. Didn't seem to make any visual difference anyway in size 40 thread.
      Thanks, again for sharing your pattern :-))
      Now I need to try out some of your earlier ones too :-)

  2. I was out of town and missed this snowflake! love this and will give it a go! very talented and detailed so pretty!

  3. These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing :). Adding this to my list of projects I want to tat :).