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Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Anne – Bracelets & Earrings and Free Tatting Class Tonight

Bracelets and earrings tatted by Anne.

Bracelets and earrings tatted by Anne.

Anne joined us for September’s guild meeting and shared these bracelets and earrings that she has been working on. They look beautiful!

She also shared several quilt blocks that she has added tatting to (I forgot to take pictures, so just imagine really amazing looking quilt blocks demonstrating lots of different hobbies and skills).

Thanks for sharing with us Anne!

Free Tatting Class

Want to learn how to tat?

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays of September, October, and November from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church – 4449 N Nevada, Spokane WA 99207. Classes are learn at your own pace by design with individual instruction and attention. You do not have to commit to attending each class and missing a week doesn’t mean you miss learning a skill – it will be waiting to be taught the next time you are back.

We hope to see you tonight!

Thread will be provided. Shuttles will be available for purchase at class or may be purchased at Sew E-Z or Hobby Lobby. Demo shuttles are also available for use during the class. So come learn the basics of your new tatting hobby before purchasing your own supplies.

See you tonight at 5:30 pm!

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

Wednesday Weekly Challenge #33 Sugar Maple Leaf

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.

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Weekly Challenge #33 Canadian Sugar Maple Leaf
This week’s pattern is from Gail Marshal. She has posted both a written pattern and a diagram on her NATA site. NATA stands for Nuts About Tatting Association. You can find more information about NATA by following the link.
I found this pattern while looking for something to make with my new threads I got last month (New Threads for Mama) and the Lizbeth Spice Cake is still on the list but the ones I am making now are for the helpful gals at the Kid’s Doctor’s office and need to be green. The lighter one is is Lizbeth 138, Leafy Green and the dark on is Lizbeth 167, Jungle Greens. I extended the stems in order to make them into bookmarks and finished them off by tatting a small motif to finish them off. They still need to be blocked but that is for another day.
This pattern works up pretty quick, each portion is a count repeat so you don’t have to continually watch the pattern.
I hope you enjoy working these up, I can’t wait to see your pictures.
Happy Holidays
Davina-Marie

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.]

Wednesday Weekly Challenge #32 Tatted Roman Cross

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Wednesday Weekly Challenge #32 Tatted Roman Cross

Last month, Shuttlebirds discussed making some tatted crosses for the congregation of the church we meet at as a thank you for allowing us to use their facility. I looked around but didn’t find a pattern that fit the idea I had in mind so I started working one out in my head. I wanted the pattern to start at the base so I could easily turn it into bookmark but I also wanted an optional ring at the top so I could make it into a pendant in smaller sized threads.
You will need a pretty full shuttle for the center color, I ran out twice while making the final sample, the second time on the last ring. As you can see in the picture, I just did the shoelace trick and did the final ring in the exterior color.
This is a great pattern to work on the go, the chains are almost all the same and the ring counts are relatively easy to remember.
Also, I tried to put the whole thing on a one page PDF to make it easier to keep a copy; Tatted Roman Cross. If you like or hate it, please let me know.
I hope you have a great time, and I would love to see pictures.
Davina-Marie

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

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.]

Challenge Accepted:

Challenge Accepted – Paprika the Dragon – Tatted by Claire in Lizbeth Blue River Glades,
size 20.
oclairedelune.wordpress.com

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

#23 – Pumpkin Earrings * #22 – Meandering Path * #21 – TARDIS * #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

Wednesday Challenge #30 Beaded Christmas Wreath

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Weekly Challenge #30 Beaded Christmas Wreath

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.

I am still in the Christmas Rush. I would like to send out a tatted piece with each Christmas card I send this year. That is ALLOT of tatting. I decided to go with a pattern from “Tatting With Visual Patterns” by Mary Konoir. I included a picture down below. In her book, she calls this pattern “Posy” and it does not included the beaded accents. I started replacing picots with different beads and different counts to get different results. That is how I came up with this weeks challenge. This is a two part challenge. Part one, make the wreath I designed to show how bead placement works. Part two, add beads to a boring old motif to make it Fabulous!

There are 3 basic bead uses in tatting (least that I know about) Bead either sits on the tatting, in the tatting, or is placed on the picot as it is being joined, placing the bead between the tatting. I made the following wreath motif to include each method. Hopefully, by the time your done, you will feel more confident then when you started.

To make the bead sit on top of the tatting, the beads must be on the thread around your last hand. When stringing beads, this means the beads need to be strung based on where they are being used. If they are being used on a chain, they need to be strung on the ball thread. If they are being used on a ring, they need to be strung on the shuttle thread. When making a ring, slide the proper amount of beads down the thread so they are included on the thread around the hand. When needed, just slide the proper bead count into place and treat as a picot. I used this with the light gold beads on the rings in the pattern.

To make the beads sit inline with the tatting, the beads need to be placed on the shuttle thread until slid into place. Keep the beads wound on the shuttle till needed, slide down bead, the DS on the other side. I used this technique on the putter chains of this pattern. This method can make chains longer and rings bigger so you might have to lower stitch counts if you use it extensively.

Finally, the easiest way to add beads to a piece is to add them to picots, because since they are added as you go, they don’t need to be prestrung. Picots must be at least twice as long as the bead is tall so a join can be made. Depending on th size of the bead, a size 12 or 14 crochet hook is needed. Note: adding a bead to a picot will add a definite space between the tatting being joined so can cause very obvious changes in how a pattern looks when finished.

Now that you have decided how you want to use the beads, you need to decide on the order to string them on the thread. All beads strung need to be strung in the opposite order of use. The first bead on is the last bead off. To through your pattern and write down the beads in the order of use then simple string them backwards. For this pattern, you want to string the beads for the chains first, the the rings. The pattern is CCCBBB x7. You will end up with 42 beads, all on the shuttle thread. I used size 11 beads for B & C, and E-beads for the JBs. Now lets start the pattern.

C = Chain Bead
B = Ring Bead
LP= Long Picot
JB= Bead Join

Each ring starts with 3 beads on the thread around the left hand.

Start
Ring 1= 5 B 3 LP 5 B 5 LP 3 B 5
Chain 1= 3 LP 5 C 5 C 5 C 5 LP 3
*Ring 2-6 = 5 B 3 JB 5 B 5 LP 3 B 5
Chain 2-6 = 3 JB 5 C 5 C 5 C 5 LP 3 *
Ring 7 = 5 B 3 JB 5 B 5 JB 3 B 5
Chain 7 = 3 JB 5 C 5 C 5 C 5 JB 3
Cut, tie, and hide your ends.

Hope you enjoy adding beads to your next tatting pattern. They not only add sparkle, they are a great way to make a popular pattern yours.

Davina-Marie

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

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.]

Challenge Accepted:

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Challenge Accepted - Paprika the Dragon - Tatted by Claire in Lizbeth Blue River Glades,
size 20.
oclairedelune.wordpress.com

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

#23 – Pumpkin Earrings * #22 – Meandering Path * #21 – TARDIS * #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 Weekly Challenge #27 Small Medalion

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Welcome to this weeks Wednesday Challenge!
This week, I decided to rework a pattern from an antique tatting magazine in my collection. While I love working the patterns, I hate trying to interpret they way the wrote them out. I have included a picture and a screen print of the original printing for your enjoyment.

In the pattern below, I have used a mock picot and a split ring to go from the center ring to the outside ring. If you prefer, you can replace those instructions with the following:
Center Ring: 2p4p4p4p4p4p4p4p2. Close, tie off, hide ends.
Ring 1: 3p3(join to p from center ring)3p3
Continue with other pattern from split ring.
I have also removed several picots because in my opinion, they make the edges look to busy. All picots are 1/4 inch on the Handy Hands picot gauge except the joins in the medalion where I used the smallest so the clovers will hold their shape better.
I used Lizbeth 20 number 137, Berry Burst wound on 2 shuttles, Continuous Tread Method.

Now, for your tatting pleasure, Jimmy’s Medalion
Interpreted by Davina-Marie Achen
Center Ring: 4p4p4p4p4p4p4p4. Close and prepare mock picot.
Split Ring: 3p3/3p3
Top Ring: 9p3p3p9
*start pattern repeat*
Chain: 9
Clover Leaf: R1: 4(join to side picot in ring)2(small picot)2
R2: 2(join to small picot of R1)2p2(small picot)2
R3: 2(join to small picot of R2)2p4
Chain: 9
Bottom Ring: 3p3(join to next center ring picot)3p3
Top Ring: 9(join to picot in R3 of clover leaf)3p3p9
*end pattern repeat*

Repeat pattern 6 times

Chain: 9
Clover Leaf: R1: 4(join to side picot in ring)2(small picot)2
R2: 2(join to small picot of R1)2p2(small picot)2
R3: 2(join to small picot of R2)2(join to first picot in R1 of first picot)
Chain: 9
Connect to space between split ring and the first top ring. Tie off and hide ends.
Gaze lovingly at the darling medalion you have just finished then start its twin.

To add beads, add 16 beads to the shuttle to be used for the top rings and the clover-leafs. Pull one bead for each of the top rings and R2 of the clover leaf. Replace the center picot of each with a bead. Beads can also be added to the joins between the center ring and the bottom ring as the join is created.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you enjoy and Happy Halloween!
Davina-Marie

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

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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.]

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

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