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:
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.
I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!
Reader Submitted Cheeky Monkeys
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!