Sunday, October 30, 2016

DMC Festive Tatting's Motif #17

DMC's Festive Tatting was one of the first tatting books I bought after I learned to tat, and this snowflake has been one of my favorite patterns ever since.  The original has some picots in the inner rosette, but I have removed them to make the pattern more airy.  I probably went a little overboard with the length of the decorative picots on this one, but I like the contrast between the graceful lines and the frothy edges.
DMC_Festive Tatting_Motif17
Turns out this ALSO is my 25th snowflake post.  I challenged myself (via the 25 motif challenge blog) to make 25 weekly tatting posts.  Other than my unplanned multi-month summer hiatius, I did manage to post weekly.  I've also had a lot of fun, so I think I'll sign up for another 25 challenge and just keep going.

The book is sadly out of print (and DMC was not very helpful when I emailed them to ask if they were planning to reprint it) but at least at the moment it's not unreasonably priced on Amazon:

UPDATE:  I just discovered this pattern can be downloaded for free at  I can't find an index so no idea if there are others available, but this one is. 


  1. I just made this one this week! I love your long picots!

  2. That snowflake is outstanding!!!!! :)

  3. Great job on the snowflake. I have this book! It was one of my earliest as well and I used it a great deal in those first few years of tatting. Thanks for reminding me of it.