Words from the Knot House

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday 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.  [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” (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 ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly

Gary and Randy, known as the Shuttle Brothers, make some pretty amazing shuttles, several great books, and some fun free patterns available on their webpage. Check out their site!

Today’s pattern is a butterfly that only takes one shuttle. In addition to basic techniques, this butterfly will give you practice with both finger tatting and the self closing mock ring [SCMR]. Mary helped the guild work through this pattern at our meeting earlier this month.

Pattern: http://www.gr-8shuttles.com/gr8butterfly.jpg

GR-8 Butterfly designed by Gary and Randy Houtz. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth, Rainbow Splash, size 20.

GR-8 Butterfly designed by Gary and Randy Houtz. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth, Rainbow Splash, size 20.

I had a lot of fun tatting this butterfly and I hope you have fun tatting yours!

You can find Gary and Randy at the following location:

Website: http://www.gr-8shuttles.com/

 

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #40 - Patti's Lanyard. Stephanie decided to use her lanyards as eye glass chains. She used Perfect Quilter #17-wt (color:  volcano) for the pair attached to the glasses and Sulky #12-wt cotton 'Blendables' in a red/white/blue mix for Mom's.  Red seed beads, size 11, on both.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #40 – Patti’s Lanyard. Stephanie decided to use her lanyards as eye glass chains. She used Perfect Quilter #17-wt (color: volcano) for the pair attached to the glasses and Sulky #12-wt cotton ‘Blendables’ in a red/white/blue mix for Mom’s. Red seed beads, size 11, on both.

 

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Tatted by Patty Markley

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Tatted by Patty Markley

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Tatted by Michele

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Tatted by Michele

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Tatted by Sherry Burgess

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Tatted by Sherry Burgess

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted GR-8 Butterflies

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 sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

#20 – Luna Moth * #19 – Little Owl Earrings * #18 – Hedgehog * #17 – Flower *#16 – Mrs. Platt’s Baby Booties #15 – Tat It And See 2013#14 – Sweetheart Snowflake * #13 – Ringtrim – A Microdragon * #12 – Clover Drop Heart#11 – Morgan Mouse * #10 – Accidental Hearts * #9 – Tatted Snail * #8 – Tatted Cameo Pendant * #7 – Wedding Garter * #6 – Remembrance Ring * #5 – Pretty Tatted Kitty * #4 – 5 Point Celtic Motif#3 – Triangular Motifs * #2 – Dragon * #1 – Butterfly

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