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Mailable Tatted Holiday Tree Greeting Card





A mailable tatted holiday tree.


Here is a quick an easy project for the holidays. A tatted Christmas tree which can be mailed or scanned and used to print your own holiday greeting cards.


For the star, any small doily is suitable. Here are some suggestions:










Or adapt one of the designs from this vintage publication:

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/corticelli/page05.pdf




For the snowflakes on the tree, make a string of 6 ring snowflakes using the split ring technique. Choose the number of lines of snowflakes to suit the size of your card. Shown are 4 rows with, 5, 7, 9, and 11 snowflakes in the string.



Using 2 shuttles, begin with split ring.
SR 6 - 6 close ring.
Using shuttle one (SH1) make two rings, R 6 - 6.
Using shuttle two (SH2) make two rings, R 6 - 6.
Bring both shuttles together again and make split ring to exit the first snowflake.
SR 6 - 6.
Make second split ring to enter the next snowflake.
SR 6 - 6.
Using shuttle one (SH1) make two rings, R 6 - 6.
Using shuttle two (SH2) make two rings, R 6 - 6.
Bring both shuttles together again and make split ring to snowflake and continue in like manner for length needed for each row.



For the trunk, using SH1 R 12, using SH2 R 12. Bring both shuttles together again and make split ring 6 / 6, using SH2 R 12, split ring 6 / 6, SH2 R 12 , split ring 6 / 6, SH2 R 12, split ring 6 / 6, SH1 Ring 12, split ring 6 / 6. Leave small space of thread to make the bend.
Split R 6 / 6 + (join to ring above). SH2 R 12 Repeat three times.
Chain across the bottom joining the rings above as shown.



Arrange the line of snowflakes in pleasing lines on the card and glue down all pieces. Let dry overnight before mailing. Or, scan and print your own holiday greetings on the inside of the card.

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