Some are having trouble posting to the original thread so I have created this one to post when you have sent and received. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
The idea for this exchange is to choose a technique that is a challenge to yourself as a tatter and choose a pattern for a small motif with that technique in it from the many that are free on the internet. Patterns can be found in KNOTS, our own Member Patterns area, The Online Tatting Class and many of the tatting blogs. Print the free pattern out, tat it for your partner and then write a note explaining why this technique was a challenge to you and how you overcame the challenge to tat it for them. Some that might be a challenge are daisy picots, block tatting, roll tatting, split rings(or one of the many variations), adding beads, using 3 colors, pearl tatting, padded tatting, I think you get the idea. Send the pattern, note and tatted item to your partner. With so many free patterns out there we should get a variety of motifs. I would like to see many of the new people sign up as well as those that have been around for a while-it is open to everyone!
Now for the RULES (we hate them but gotta have them)
Find a free pattern on the internet that has a technique that is a challenge to you. You can use a pattern from a book as long as the book is still available so that others can purchase it if they want. I wanted free patterns so we could all find the patterns used to try for ourselves.
Tat the pattern and write a note explaining what was challenging to you about the pattern and how you overcame that challenge and a little about yourself. If the pattern is free and has no copyright you could send a copy of it, otherwise you can send the link to the pattern you've used. Please for this exchange no religious motifs. It can be a bookmark, pendant, coaster, ornament or just a small motif as long as it will fit in an envelope but should be larger than 3 inches and not larger than a regular size envelope-big enough to overcome the challenge.
Sign up before the 28th of August Sign ups are now closed!
You will receive your partners information before the 1st of September
Mail out the motif, pattern and note by the 19th of September. Please don't send extras in your package because there may be some that can not afford to send extras.
You must post to this thread when you send out and when you receive your exchange. This is how I keep track of the exchange, my Inbox is not big enough for everyone to PM on this so it is important to post here!
When you sign up your name will be added to the list, when you mail and post here I will add the date in blue and when you receive and post here I will add the date in green. Most of all have fun and get to know a little about another tatter. It may come as a surprise to you what is a challenge to someone else.
1. Sonja 9-6-2011 9-24-2011
2. IdahoCanuck 9-7-2011 9-30-2011
3. tattingmargaret 9-13-2011 9-28-2011
4. shannon_in_love 9-9-2011
5. Nitrocat 9-15-2011 9-12-2011
6. Holly Ann 9-12-2011 9-23-2011
7. elishama3 9-19-2011 9-28-2011
8. Judy 9-19-2011 9-26-2011
9. Neeneral 9-9-2011 10-1-2011
email@example.com 9-19-2011 9-19-2011
12.Uroojinator 10-8-2011 10-21-2011
13.snowflake77 9-17-2011 9-24-2011
14.Twinsor 9-14-2011 9-22-2011
15.ladybird 9-14-2011 10-1-2011
16.LaurieE 9-15-2011 9-19-2011
18.LaceMistress 9-19-2011 9-19-2011
19.nanibly 9-23-2011 9-22-2011
20.coretta 9-19-2011 9-8-2011
21.Josie Passell 9-6-2011 9-22-2011
22.soyloquesoy 9-15-2011 10-3-2011
23.janet6567 9-22-2011 10-24-2011
24.spuriportugal 9-12-2011 10-12-2011
25.LindaJo 9-27-2011 9-23-2011
26.xstchntat 9-16-2011 9-14-2011