Words from the Knot House

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will 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.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” 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 ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #4 – 5 Point Celtic Motif:

This week’s challenge pattern was designed by Sue Hanson.  According to Sue, this design has been made into Easter eggs, broaches, earrings, centers of crosses, decorated prayer caps, handbags, and more.  I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

http://freespace.virgin.net/bo.hanson/Tatting/Celtic5PointMotif/Celtic5PointMotif.html

This was my first foray into Celtic patterns and I love it.  The pattern was easy to follow and the pictures of the individual rounds proved helpful.  I’ve turned the one I tatted into a necklace pendant.  I hope you have as much fun with this pattern as I did.  Thank you Sue Hanson for sharing your pattern and letting us use it!

5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie.  Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fusion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).

5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie. Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fusion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).

5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie.  Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fushion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).
5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie. Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fusion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).
Even the back of the motif looks pretty! 5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie.  Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fushion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).

Even the back of the motif looks pretty! 5 Point Celtic Motif tatted by Natalie. Lizbeth thread size 40. Round 1 color Purple Iris Fusion (162). Round 2 & 3 colors Pink Blossoms (176) and Peacock Blues (149).

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

Tatted by Marie McCurry. This was done in Lizbeth, size 20, denim whispers.  This motif reminds me of Anne B's dragon face.  The triangles would make a wonderful doily. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Tatted by Marie McCurry. This was done in Lizbeth, size 20, denim whispers. This motif reminds me of Anne B’s dragon face. The triangles would make a wonderful doily. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Tatted by Marie McCurry. The triangles were turned into a three-headed dragon.  Lizbeth, size 20, autumn spice. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Tatted by Marie McCurry. The triangles were turned into a three-headed dragon. Lizbeth, size 20, autumn spice. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Reader Submitted Celtic Motifs

Check out 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 sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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