You can buy your original Carolina Snowflakes through my online store here.
I began my basket making career in 1983 in New Bern, North Carolina. There, I often demonstrated weaving at Tryon Palace. In 1984, I was trying to create a four-leaf clover during a demonstration but it looked incomplete. I then connected two of them and created an eight-point object. I called the design a Carolina Snowflake. The Palace bought over 300 of them that year to hang in the windows at the Palace complex and to sell through their gift shop.
I wrote a pattern booklet for the Carolina Snowflake which I copyrighted (VA 219 131) and I copyrighted the design itself (VAu 536 810).
In the last 29 years, the Carolina Snowflake has hung on Christmas trees, windows, and walls all over the world.