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7th Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show

I greatly enjoyed my time demonstrating at the Heritage Show today and look forward to spending some more time out there tomorrow. We were able to meet a lot of great people. There were several who tried tatting for the first time today and others who refreshed old skills or received clarity that they could not get from a book. My advice to all of them is keep on tatting – it takes practice and the guild is here to help!

I had the delightful opportunity to teach T. She is a sweet little girl with lots of patience. She stopped by, admiring the tatted bracelets, and wanted to get one. I told her that we could teach her how to make one. Her eyes lit up and we set about the process. Her hands were too little to hold the thread on her left hand – so I held onto the end while she worked. She quickly got the hang of the flip and even learned the process of undoing a knot when it didn’t flip. She patiently sat and made knot after knot until she had a chain long enough to go around her wrist as a bracelet.

T and the bracelet she tatted.

T and the bracelet she tatted.

A close up of her bracelet.

A close up of her bracelet.

T showing off her bracelet.

T showing off her bracelet.

T made great progress for her first day tatting! She and her aunt went home with a shuttle. I hope she continues. Patty also made her a butterfly and flower while T worked diligently on her bracelet.

At one point in the afternoon I got to try spinning. My love of spinning wheels just went up another notch… I have a feeling that hobby might be in my distant future. The gal that let me spin thinks she might eventually try tatting, but that she better master the looms she has first. She had a very pretty spinning wheel. I wish I had gotten a picture.

Towards the end of the day I got to talk with this lovely lady.

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Her name currently escapes me, but she was wearing tatted owl earrings that her granddaughter’s (Leina) friend in Tennessee made.

Owl earrings made by a tatter in Tennessee.

Owl earrings made by a tatter in Tennessee.

We will be demonstrating tomorrow from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the last day of the 7th Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show, 10200 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley WA. Look for the tents on the northeast corner of Sprague and Herald. Come join us if you can.

I do hope that the ladies and gentleman who tried their hands at tatting today continue! I greatly enjoy seeing our tatting community grow!

~Natalie

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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #19 – Owl Earrings

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 #19 – Owl Earrings

This week’s pattern was created by Barbara Payne (tattabugg on InTatters). These are adorable owl earrings. I ended up utilizing two shuttles, as I prefer a second shuttle over using ball thread or a really long tail, to make chains.

Shuttle pattern: http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?2022-Little-owl-earrings

Video demonstration of this pattern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQyBBx9bC7k {Warning: Picot [pē’ kō] is mispronounced}.

Needle pattern (Bklyngal added where to draw the stitches off the needle): http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?10304-Tattabugg-s-Owl-for-Needle-Tatting

Little Owl Earrings designed by Barbara and tatted by Natalie Rogers in Finca Perle Cotton 9910 - dk brown/dk yellow size 8.

Little Owl Earrings designed by Barbara Payne and tatted by Natalie Rogers in Finca Perle Cotton 9910 – dk brown/dk yellow size 8.

Little Owl Earrings designed by Barbara and tatted by Natalie Rogers in Finca Perle Cotton 9910 - dk brown/dk yellow size 8.

Little Owl Earrings designed by Barbara Payne and tatted by Natalie Rogers in Finca Perle Cotton 9910 – dk brown/dk yellow size 8.

You can find Barbara Payne at the following location:

InTatters: tattabugg
 
 

Thank you, Michele, for bringing this cute pattern to my attention last week!

 

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #19 - Little Owl Earrings designed by tattabugg and tatted by Michele Merrill.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #19 – Little Owl Earrings designed by Barbara Payne and tatted by Michele Merrill.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #18 - Hedgehog - Tatted by Terry. He looks adorable!

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #18 – Hedgehog – Tatted by Terry. He looks adorable!

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Challenge #18 - Hedgehog - Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Challenge #18 – Hedgehog – Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown. Adorable!

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Owl 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 sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

#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 – Owl Earrings

Little Owl Earrings designed by tattabugg and tatted by Michele Merrill.

Little Owl Earrings designed by tattabugg and tatted by Michele Merrill.

These are owl earrings made from tattabugg’s “Little Owl Earrings” pattern. Michele used Lizbeth thread size 20.  You can find the pattern in the members forum on InTatters here: http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?2022-Little-owl-earrings. These are adorable earrings!

They look great Michele!

Happy tatting!

~Natalie

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