The Snowflake Generator
The Snowflakes were created as freestanding embroidery, but can also be stitched on fabric.
But its real charm shows when you stitch it out all by itself! What’s it for? It can be used for a novel coaster, as a pin for a blouse, or on a hat or as a decoration for just about anything.
To paraphrase a popular TV commercial, “Betcha can’t stitch just one!”
When you select the snowflake design, you’ll see with the Interactive properties tab seen below.
This tab gives you a lot of control over your snowflakes. That said, it’s a great deal of fun to see the combinations you get generating a random snowflake using the “Make a Random Snowflake!” button. Below that button and the ‘Show Me How’ button that brought you to this page is the first important setting. In the drop-down menu, you can select ‘Freestanding‘ or ‘Fabric‘. Selecting ‘Freestanding‘ creates a design you can stitch on washaway, water soluble stabilizer to create a freestanding lace snowflake. Selecting ‘Fabric‘ will make a lighter, faster running design meant to be stitched directly on fabric.
Next are the ‘Design it’ manual controls. Here, you can alter the parameters of the snowflake and even select specific elements.
The first drop-down menu lets you make a six-pointed or a twelve-pointed flake; both of which are seen in Nature’s own snowflakes.
The second drop-down menu lets you separately save the hub and spokes, allowing you to stitch and manually assemble very large snowflakes even with a smaller sewing field.
If you want to make a custom snowflake, you can use the remaining controls to select and alter elements. You can use the sliders to mix and match the hub, midsections and tips to suit your taste and project.
The Hub (%) slider determines the size of the hub element, while the Spoke 2 (%) slider alters the relative size of the second set of spokes to allow even more variation!
Note on 12 point snowflakes: Some Mid sections and tips will overlap. This is not a problem normally and typically produces a very pretty result. Take a little extra care with metallic threads, however, as they may break more easily. Lower the tension and speed, and you’ll most likely have a perfect stitch out.
Buttoning the tips together can be done easily if you match tips with loops to tip that are balls. This works just like the ornament covers.
Have fun, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
Can I sell what I make with this design collection?
You are allowed to sell the stitched objects you create, but not designs derived from the collection. If you have the interactive designs loaded, head up to ‘View’ in the main menu and click ‘About this page…” for the copyright notice. It reads as follows:
Copyright (c) 2020
Designs or their elements may not be resold in any form except as embroidered goods.