The last week of December and first week of January are a quiet time here in Maine - not because of the weather but because of the diminished light. And, because I have chlorophyll in my veins I am slow and sluggish and content myself with doing handwork. This year I am making hand-cut snowflakes for use in my projects. It is a repetitive task but yields varying designs. I start with a selection of square white paper which I fold into 12 sections.
Then I cut away triangle shapes from the folded paper.
I unfold the snowflakes and press them with a clothes iron.
These snowflakes will be embroidered between sheer iridescent fabrics to create a wall hanging.
Stay warm, Happy New Year!