Sunday, January 1, 2017

Étoile du Nord - nuntium duocentesimum quadrigesimum tertium

Recently (well, not so recently) I test-tatted the Étoile du Nord pattern for Joëlle.  As usual, it's a wonderful pattern.  This one has an unusual method for adding in the beads down the "arms" of the star which I really like.  When finished, both daughters claimed it instantly so I had to make a second. (poor me!)
My execution was better on the second one but it has disappeared into my daughter's bedroom and could need an archeologist to find it again.  I foresee this as a big seller next year.  Interestingly, Étoile du Nord is the motto of Minnesota- completely unrelated though.

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  1. The star is beautiful, and perfect for a Minnesota tatter! I haven't had a chance to talk to my friend Denise about heading up to MN this summer. I'm guessing she'll decline because of the annual fishing derby. She love the fishing derby!

  2. Oh, gorgeous star! And I'm already looking forward to July and some uninterrupted tatting time 😊

  3. It is a clever pattern. Love the blue beads with the white thread. It's not surprising it was quickly claimed!

  4. Beautiful snowflake I like your blue beads, Joelle's patterns are always a joy to tat

  5. Ooo! I like this! Lovely choice of beads.


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