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#1 marikamum

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:26 PM

Hello and Welcome to Let It Snow 2010!

I have been a member and coordinator of the Snowflake Mondays CAL for a couple of years. This year no one had as yet stepped forward to continue that CAL as previously incarnated, so I am proposing a new sort of snowflake CAL this year.

To all lovers of crocheted snowflakes - come (any time is fine - as long as it is still 2010 somewhere in the world :)), hang out, chat and share your favourite flakes. All flakes are welcomed, please give the source when you share them, whether it is free and online, paid and online, in a book, in a leaflet, in your very own head (in which case be prepared to be cajoled to get it onto paper :lol) or what have you. Let's all pool resources and share our love of the delicate lacy snowflakes and....

:flake :flake :flake LET IT SNOW!!!!:flake :flake :flake

BTW, I am hoping for this to be a fun, welcoming, chatty thread, so feel free to hop on in , the snow is fine! :cheer
SNOWFLAKE SOURCE LIST

Flakes Available Online (Free)
Snowflake Mondays 2009 List (Individual flakes may be repeated later if people make and post URLs :))
Snowflake Mondays 2008 ListPost 10 in the 2009 thread if the link goes wonky again!(Individual flakes may be repeated later if people make and post URLs :))
January 4th Snowflake see post 19
January 11th Snowflake see post 61
January 18th Snowflake see post 78
January 25th Snowflake see post 84
2010 Snowflake see post 13
2009 Snowflake see post 13
Gardener's Super Simple Snowflake see post 29
Gardener's Another Simple Snowflakesee post 45(the page does not work for me, you can also go to the free patterns link on the sidebar and scroll down to find the pattern there...


Snowflake Books or Leaflets
99 Snowflakes
More Snowflakes to Crochet by Mary Thomas
Our Best Christmas Thread Crochet has 12 snowflake patterns out of 42 projects. Copyright 1997.
White Christmas in Thread Crochet 25 snowflake patterns. Copyright 2001.
American School of Needlework's 101 snowflakes by Delsie Rhoades and Dathy Wesley
Crocheted Snowflakes and Angels by Wilma Stash. Leisure arts leaflet 255.


OTHER SNOWFLAKE RELATED RESOURCES
Stiffening Information
Blocking Information including a snowflake blocking diagram

Edited by marikamum, 01 February 2010 - 02:08 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:39 PM

Is it ok if I lurk for a bit? I am getting ready to teach myself thread crochet and maybe I could get some pointers from the more experienced crocheters. Then I can join in?

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:10 PM

I would love to be a part of this group. Does it matter if I do the snowflakes with yarn instead of with crochet thread ?

My supplies haven't come yet. I ordered some stuff from a mail order catalog.

Do you use a cone holder or a ball holder when you use crochet cotton ? What do you use to stiffen the flakes ?

My name on Ravelry is Needlepoint142 and I am a member of the Snowflake forum.


I look forward to getting to know people and getting better at crocheting snowflakes.

Edited by Virginia Needlewoman, 03 January 2010 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:12 AM

Is it ok if I lurk for a bit? I am getting ready to teach myself thread crochet and maybe I could get some pointers from the more experienced crocheters. Then I can join in?


It is fine if you wish to lurk... on the other hand, you could chat and comment even if you haven't got any WIPs or FOs to share and show :yes...
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

I would love to be a part of this group. Does it matter if I do the snowflakes with yarn instead of with crochet thread ?

My supplies haven't come yet. I ordered some stuff from a mail order catalog.

Do you use a cone holder or a ball holder when you use crochet cotton ? What do you use to stiffen the flakes ?

My name on Ravelry is Needlepoint142 and I am a member of the Snowflake forum.


I look forward to getting to know people and getting better at crocheting snowflakes.


I'm not fussy about what material you use :no I'm not even that fussed that you actually make any :lol, I coordinated the Snowflake Mondays CAL last year and don't think I made more than a tenth of the flakes :P...

I just drop the ball of thread next to me when I crochet with crochet cotton, no fancy holders of any kind (though they might come in handy :lol...) Sometimes I have my thread or yarn on a ziploc bag so it can bop around without going for a little exploration on the floor :eek...

Personally, my favourite stiffener is a mix of PVA glue and water, then I use T-pins to pin the flakes out onto some boards I made using a six - twelve point concentric circle grid I printed out from an older snowflake site (I think it is archived now, so unable to be posted here on the 'Ville) which I glued onto a fabric bolt core, then covered with baking paper and then plastic wrap (I think - long time ago!). It works a treat!

I am Marikamum on Ravelry and I pop round the Crocheted Snowflakes group as well... I might even post a note about the CAL there... :)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:14 AM

I would like to try a very basic snowflake with some 3 ply cotton yarn I have. If it works out maybe try some tread at some point. I just love these and would love to make some.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:52 AM

I'll be hanging around again this year.
(I still haven't stiffened last years snowflakes......)

Last year I had the bright idea of making small snowflakes to put on Christmas cards. I left it too late and never actually made any cards. So this year I hope to start early in the year so that I actually get those cards made.

For those of you who are thinking of using a heavier weight yarn that the size 10 thread that many flakes call for: I have a terrible time with size 10 thread, so I make most of my flakes with size 3 thread, regardless of what the pattern calls for. They come out bigger, but they still look pretty.

Edited by Gardener, 04 January 2010 - 05:54 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:50 AM

Hi everyone!
Marika, I'm very happy to see you've started a new CAL for snowflakes. I too have all of the past two years patterns in my snowflake folder, but haven't made them all (yet). I can say however that I've been able to put them in my Christmas cards for two years now.
I'm looking forward to another fun year of making flakes!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:59 AM

I would like to join in on this, but where does everyone find enough snowflake patterns to do all year long?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

I would like to join in on this, but where does everyone find enough snowflake patterns to do all year long?



Hi makeene!
You can check out last years CAL thread http://www.crochetvi...ead.php?t=92584 read Marika's post #1 and further down the page (post #10, I think!) is also a list of the patterns from 2008 too.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:32 AM

Thanks MissMaxx,

I saved it and will get them all saved later. DH needs the connection for a while.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:39 AM

Is it ok if I lurk for a bit? I am getting ready to teach myself thread crochet and maybe I could get some pointers from the more experienced crocheters. Then I can join in?

Ask away, we'll be more than happy to answer questions and cheer you on. I've worked with thread for at least 50 years and love the daintiness of the thread snowflakes.

I would love to be a part of this group. Does it matter if I do the snowflakes with yarn instead of with crochet thread ?

My supplies haven't come yet. I ordered some stuff from a mail order catalog.

Do you use a cone holder or a ball holder when you use crochet cotton ? What do you use to stiffen the flakes ?

My name on Ravelry is Needlepoint142 and I am a member of the Snowflake forum.


I look forward to getting to know people and getting better at crocheting snowflakes.

Hi, I have used empty, washed plastic milk containers to hold both thread and yarn skeins. I just use a sharp knife to cut a hole in the upper side of the container on the side opposite the handle as a place to insert the yarn/thread and once it's in place I run the loose end up through the pour spout and it's ready to use. It stays nice and clean this way.

I would like to join in on this, but where does everyone find enough snowflake patterns to do all year long?

:lol :lol :lol It's not hard. We've used a new one every week for two years and haven't come close to using up all the patterns that are out there. :lol :lol :lol

Hi, everyone! I'm definitely in on this. I have 4 new patterns designed and written up. I've got one each for January, February, and March, with an extra one for Valentine's Day. I just have to get their tails hidden and starch and block them. Then I'll take photos and get them all posted. Question for those of you who have used my patterns in the past. Is it easier when I post just one pattern at a time than when I post several together? Or does it matter?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:49 AM

I just put up 2 snowflake patterns on my blog. I try to come up with a new snowflake every year.

They're awesome to put in cards. Add a little fishing line or an ornament hanger and people go crazy over them.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:50 AM

Question for those of you who have used my patterns in the past. Is it easier when I post just one pattern at a time than when I post several together? Or does it matter?


Hi Linda,
As far as I'm concerned you can post your patterns any way you'd like! They're always gorgeous.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:51 AM

I just put up 2 snowflake patterns on my blog. I try to come up with a new snowflake every year.

They're awesome to put in cards. Add a little fishing line or an ornament hanger and people go crazy over them.



Thanks!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:58 AM

I just put up 2 snowflake patterns on my blog. I try to come up with a new snowflake every year.

They're awesome to put in cards. Add a little fishing line or an ornament hanger and people go crazy over them.

Very pretty, RoseRed. Thanks for sharing them.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

Hi, everyone! I'm definitely in on this. I have 4 new patterns designed and written up. I've got one each for January, February, and March, with an extra one for Valentine's Day. I just have to get their tails hidden and starch and block them. Then I'll take photos and get them all posted. Question for those of you who have used my patterns in the past. Is it easier when I post just one pattern at a time than when I post several together? Or does it matter?


Any way you want to post them is fine with me.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

I just put up 2 snowflake patterns on my blog. I try to come up with a new snowflake every year.

They're awesome to put in cards. Add a little fishing line or an ornament hanger and people go crazy over them.


They are beautiful! Thanks.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

I was kind of worried that the 2010 Snowflake CAL might not come together without a volunteer to coordinate. I would volunteer, but I have trouble managing my work schedule as it is. So I think this is a lovely idea to keep the group going. I will try to post a new pattern each week. (That's actually one of my resolutions...) I also designed a badge to link to this thread.

So here is my first pattern of the year. And here is the code for the badge if you'd like it. Just copy and paste the text into an HTML widget, and it *should* work. (I'm no IT master, so no guaranties, unfortunately. I'm not even sure until I actually hit post if the code below will post without linking. But fingers and toes are crossed!)

<center><a href="http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=109388"><img src="http://snowcatcher.smugmug.com/Fun-Stuff/SnowMon/snowmon2010/757324286_mVQdY-M.jpg"/></a></center>

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:51 PM

YESSSSS!!!!!!!! It worked!!!