Snow

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Crystal Stellar by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 14” x 13” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 197 x 169

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • DMC

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

About the design:

Snowflakes are ice crystals formed when water vapor in clouds slowly freezes. They have six points because they start from six molecules of water that join together to form a hexagon then grow into beautiful geometric patterns as more and more water molecules are added. The type of pattern of an individual snowflake depends on the temperature and humidity at which it forms. According to physicist Kenneth G. Libbrecht from the California Institute of Technology, it is highly unlikely that any two snowflakes in the world are identical. However, he also rightly asks “…if two identical snowflakes fell, my inquisitive friend, who would know? And can you ever be sure that no two are alike, since you cannot check them all to find out?” You can, however, find a lot more information about snowflakes at the website snowcrystals.com. Regardless of how they are formed, snowflakes are some of Nature’s greatest works of art, capable of inspiring us lowly humans in many unexpected ways… like seeing dragons in miniscule ice crystals.

This quote is from “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Released in 2007