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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #44 – Painted Lady Butterfly

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 #44 – Painted Lady Butterfly (No Beads)

This week’s pattern is by the talented Jane Eborall. It is her beautiful painted lady butterfly.

This pattern will give you some practice with split rings and I really like how the crocheted antennae look.

Pattern: http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/ButterflyNoBeads.pdf

Painted Lady Butterfly designed by Jane Eborall. Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Painted Lady Butterfly designed by Jane Eborall. Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

This butterfly is lots of fun! Enjoy!

You can find Jane Eborall at any of these locations:

Blog: http://www.janeeborall.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tattingjane/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/janeeborall
Tatting Patterns: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/

 

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 - GR-8 Butterfly - Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly – Butterfly on marigold tatted by Stephanie.

 

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Painted Lady Butterflies

[Your Butterfly 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 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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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #43 – GR-8 Butterfly

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

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Michele

Michele recently completed a beautiful project for her Granddaughter Kaitlyn’s birthday. She lovingly arranged the Sunbonnet Sue Motif (from Big Book of Tatting, by Darlene Polachic), butterflies (from Learn to Tat, by Janette Baker), and K (from The Complete Book of Tatting, by Rebecca Jones) in a frame. All motifs were tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, thread.

For Kaitlyn tatted by Michele in Lizbeth #20.

For Kaitlyn tatted by Michele in Lizbeth #20.

This truly is a beautiful piece that I am sure Kaitlyn will greatly treasure. Thank you for sharing your lovely art Michele!

~Natalie

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #18 – Hedgehog

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 #18 – Hedgehog

This week’s pattern was created by Nancy Tracy. It is an adorable little hedgehog. Make sure you check out Nancy’s other wonderful patterns. We have featured three other patterns of Nancy’s as previous challenges: #5 – Pretty Tatted Kitty ,  #9 – Tatted Snail, and #12 – Clover Drop Heart.

Hedgehog pattern: http://www.be-stitched.com/pattern0809hedgehog.php

Hedgehog designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with bead selection by her youngest sister.

Hedgehog designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with bead selection by her youngest sister.

You can find Nancy Tracy at any of these locations:

Website: http://www.be-stitched.com
Store: http://www.be-stitchedstore.com/
 
 

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #1 - Butterfly - Tatted by Bethaney Rogers.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #1 – Butterfly – Tatted by Bethaney Rogers.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #3 - Triangle Motif - Variation tatted by Bethaney Rogers.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #3 – Triangle Motif – Variation tatted by Bethaney Rogers.

Challenge Accepted - Weekly Challenge #17 - Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, dk. purple.

Challenge Accepted – Weekly Challenge #17 – Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, dk. purple.

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Hedgehogs

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

#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

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #10 – Accidental Hearts

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 #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)

AccidentalHeartPattern

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:

Blog: http://rosecoloredglasshalffull.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/natalekku/
InTatters:  NataLekku

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 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 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 #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.

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

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

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #2 – Dragon

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 #2 – Dragon:  Anne B. was kind enough to let us use, what is easily my favorite pattern, her delightful Flying Minor Norwegian Dragons (http://nuperelle.net/drager/monstre/MinidragerEng.pdf). If you are like me and diagrams aid you in your tatting, then be sure to check out the following thread on intatters.com: Dragon diagram pattern for Anne’s dragon (you may be required to sign up for the site to view the thread, but it is free to sign up and intatters.com hosts a wealth of tatting information and discussion).

Lizbeth thread Caribbean (122) size 20

Lizbeth thread Caribbean (122) size 20

One of the dragons I tatted likes to hang out on my necklace.

One of the dragons I tatted likes to hang out on my necklace.

I have a small dragon in progress that I hope to complete before next Wednesday.   Lizbeth thread Springtime (115) Size 80

I have a small dragon in progress that I hope to complete before next Wednesday.
Lizbeth thread Springtime (115) Size 80

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

Butterfly by Davina

Butterfly by Davina (response to W.W.C. #1)

Butterfly by Marie McCurry  This butterfly was done in Lizbeth, size 20, springtime and antique violet med.

Butterfly by Marie McCurry (response to W.C.C. #1)
This butterfly was done in Lizbeth, size 20, springtime and antique violet med.

Reader Submitted Dragons

 

Join the Challenge – Take a look at the complete list of free pattern tatting 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

Wednesday Weekly Challenge #1 – Butterfly

Let us introduce you 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 #1 – Butterfly: This diagram pattern comes from an Italian blog.  It is the fourth image down on this page: http://puntoypunto.myblog.it/archive/2012/04/25/schemi-a-chiacchierino.html If you know who created this pattern please let us know!  We would love to give them credit.

Lizbeth thread size 20 in Caribbean (122) and Purple Dark (633)

butterfly

Lizbeth thread size 20 in Purple Dark (633) and Perle Iris size 8 color 5064.

I really enjoyed this pattern.  Here are two butterflies I have made from it.

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

Reader Submitted Butterflies

Join the Challenge – Take a look at the complete list of free pattern tatting 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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