Someone has asked me for small snowflakes to put on an angel that she is making. The church she attends is asking the congregation make angels so that they can be displayed in church at Christmas. However trying to find a pattern that was interesting but effective was a bit of a challenge. I started with the large one which is Renuleks , but that one was far too big so then made Betsy's snowflake which you can find here. My final attempt to find one even smaller is from Jeanne Lugert and this snowflake is so delicate and just right. I did alter the picots slightly to make them more flaky looking and was pleased with the effect. All three snowflakes are tatted in one round so only two ends need to be tied.
I hope to see the angel that I have made three of the smallest snowflakes for, especially as there is now talk of tatting a 'halo' - which could be a bit of a challenge! I will also need to see the angel to get measurements for such a holy head piece if it is required to be tatted.