The Snowflake Generator

The Snowflakes are 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!”

You have a lot of control over your snowflakes. Make a six-pointed or a twelve-pointed one, which are two common types in Nature’s own snowflakes.

Also, if you want to stitch out snowflakes that are real big, you can separately save the hub and spokes.

First, set the size of the snowflake that you want. You do this by dragging the “Size” control.

Next, you can generate a random snowflake using the “Make a Random Snowflake!!!” button. If you want to make a cus­tom snowflake, you can use the remaining controls to mix and match the hub, mid sections and tips to suit your taste and project.

If you want a smaller snowflake, you can also turn off the mid sections or tips. This can be useful when making a snowflake button cover, earring, etc. In addition to the Ornament Cover project, snowflakes can be made to cover ornaments as well – the first Hub will cover the spout. This gives you more options!

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!!!