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 #23 – Pumpkin Earrings
This week’s pattern was created by Nicole (Penolopy Bulnick). It is a delightful pair of pumpkin earrings. Her instructable is written step by step for needle tatters. Shuttle tatters should be able to easily follow her short hand notation for this pattern. Feel free to ask me questions if you run into them as I used my shuttles on this one.
It’s a fun pattern for fall, harvest, and Halloween. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I hope you will forgive the fact that I don’t have a completed pair yet. Since Thursday I’ve driven to Colorado and back, come down with horrible sinus issues/cold, and actually only arrived home this morning (um… guess it will actually be yesterday when this posts). I’m pretty tired, but I wanted to make sure you got this awesome challenge. These pumpkins are adorable and I look forward to seeing yours!
You can find Nicole at the following location:Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/member/Penolopy+Bulnick/
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 Pumpkin Earrings
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!
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