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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #10
This week’s pattern was my first accidental variation while following a pattern. Accidents can be very pretty things. You are getting one of my patterns this week for a couple of reasons. One is that I have company in town (my awesome Mum-in-law and my Aussie grandmother, who is currently visiting the states) – so I’m a bit pressed for tatting time. Secondly, today is a day that I remember my forever 13 brother – I love and miss him lots. So hearts for everyone. Family is wonderful and I do hope that everyone is able to take some time to enjoy their family and friends.
Accidental Heart Pattern (click to download pattern as a word document)
Source for the pattern I was following – “Priscilla Yoke Ear Rings” provided by Elain Gan on her blog: http://tattingpatterns.blogspot.com/2012/03/priscilla-yoke-earrings.html You should check out the other patterns she has on her blog as well!
The pattern for the original medallion can be found in Priscilla Yoke Book by Georgette Batt (for a pdf copy visit: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org). It is located on pages 32 and 33.
You can find also find me at any of these locations:
Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.
Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #9 – Snail tatted by Tara Snow-Burch. “My oops on the head. Lizbeth size 20 in leafy greens.”
Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Challenge #9 – Snail tatted by Marie McCurry. He is done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and mountain breeze.
Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #1 – Butterfly tatted by Rachel Warpness in Autumn Apple Pie size #10.
Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #7 – Variation of Gina Bea’s Wedding Garter Pattern. Variation created and tatted by Natalie Rogers (I’m allowed to accept my own challenge, right?). Tatted in Lizbeth size 20 and colors Niagara Falls and Elderberry Jam. This is mock 1 of the variation. I’m currently working on a draft 2 that fixes some things.
I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!
Reader Submitted Hearts
Tatted by Michele Merrill in Lizbeth Springtime, size 20.
Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #10 – Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, raspberry pink med and shell pink lt.
Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #10 – Tatted by Claire Perrin oclairedelune.wordpress.com
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 email@example.com
We look forward to seeing your creations!