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Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge. We’ve had a few requests to bring the challenge back after a 4 year hiatus (Wow! Time flies!).  Each Wednesday (provided people are commenting/submitting pictures of their challenges and Natalie can fit it into her schedule) we will be posting a tatting related challenge (usually in the form of a free tatting pattern link) and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  When a pattern link is provided, we will also post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges. So submit your completed work whether it be from challenge #1, 29, or the current challenge. All submissions will be posted in the next week’s challenge.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  Then snap a picture and send it to ShuttlebirdsLibrarian@gmail.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” (or post it in the comments) to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months/years ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #45 – Cheeky Monkey

This week’s pattern is by the talented Nicola Bowersox. It is a playfully Cheeky Monkey.

It made my day when she shared it in the Tatting Facebook group. I immediately saved the pattern with the plan of tatting it for my brother on his birthday. Green was his favorite color, so my monkey has green eyes. He’s such a happy little guy!

Her pattern can be found at the following:

Craftree: https://craftree.com/patterns/9975

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tatting/permalink/10155526010791846

 

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Cheeky Monkey Pattern by Nicola Bowersox. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in memory of Mikey.

This monkey pattern is adorable and I had a lot of fun tatting it up. I tatted my monkey in Liz Metallic Mocha Brown and Christmas Green – size 20. Using other thread types may require blocking/stiffening as a final touch for your “Cheeky Monkey”. I look forward to seeing a barrel full of monkeys as you complete yours!

You can find Nicola Bowersox at any of these locations:

Craftree: https://craftree.com/authors/623
Tatting Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tatting/https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tatting/https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tatting/

 

 Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #2 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #18 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #10 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #23 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #29 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

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Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #44 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Cheeky Monkeys

[Your Cheeky Monkey Will Go Here]

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to ShuttlebirdsLibrarian@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

For a complete list of past challenges, click here!

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The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 23rd Annual Tatting Workshop and Retreat to be held on May 2 – 5, 2019. Our theme will be ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’.
We are seeking fresh ideas for creative and innovative projects utilizing a variety of techniques and suitable for all skill levels. Original, and/or new patterns are preferred, however, patterns copyrighted by others are allowed with written permission. Patterns and/or classes taught, in any variation, at a previous Shuttlebirds workshop will not be considered. Technique classes may be repeated provided new project patterns are used.
We look forward to seeing what techniques and patterns you want to teach at the 2019 Workshop!
Application deadline: Noon (PST) on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Come visit the Spokane Shuttlebirds at their 22nd Annual Tatting Days and Workshop on May 3-6 at the Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Post Falls, Idaho. Registration ends on March 30 at Midnight. For more information, visit Shuttlebirds.com.  The theme this year is A Bouquet of Blossoms.

Hurry, registration ends March 30 at midnight for the 22nd Annual Shuttlebirds Tatting Days and Workshop at Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Post Falls. The fun begins on May 3 and continues until May 6, 2018. The Shuttlebirds’ theme this year is “A Bouquet of Blossoms.” Hope to see you there!

Are you looking?

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Unable to attend the 22nd Annual Shuttlebirds Tatting Days and Workshop but looking to buy a T-Shirt or Tote Bag? No problem, visit Shuttlebirds.com and order, order, order your Bouquet of Flowers products.

 

(photo featuring Nikki and Taco).

Shuttlebirds2018ToteMockupThe 22nd Annual Shuttlebirds Tatting Days and Workshop is being held in Post Falls, Idaho, on May 3-6. The theme this year is “May Flowers.”  Categories include 2 and 3 dimensional single blooms and 2 and 3 dimensional bouquets of 3 or more blooms. Classes include original pattern, published pattern and beaded pattern. See Shuttlebirds.com for more details but hurry, registration ends March 30th.

Want a Chance to Win?

Attending the 22nd Annual Shuttlebirds Tatting Days and Workshop? For a mire $5 ticket, you are eligible to win this beautiful quilt which was donated by member Roberta Waines. It measures 67′” x 92″. The monies raised are in support of the scholarship fund. Hurry, registration ends March 30th for the workshop on May 3-6. For more information, visit Shuttlebirds.com.

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