July 18, 2003

Tatting Shuttles

Tatting shuttles

I have a couple of the exotic wood shuttles. I really like them.

I have a nice collection of tatting shuttles. I have a sterling silver antique one. It's the only one that I didn't buy off the net. (Not counting the cheap plastic ones found at Hobby Lobby)

I have a bone shuttle and two water buffalo horn shuttles. I love the feel of these ones. They are expensive but worth it. With these you need a crochet hook to make the picots. I converted a short pen into a crochet hook holder and I've also seen pens converted into chochet hook holders. You can also buy a cool holders on the web.

I have two sterling silver shuttles that are also necklaces. I don't wear them because they have a point for making picots.

My all time favorite is from gr-8 shuttles by the shuttles brothers. I have a link on the links page. They custom make all their shuttles. They are beautiful to work with. I have small hands so they're heaven. Randy is a great guy to deal with. He makes all the shuttles. I love rosewood. He made me a single shuttle and a double.

My favorite things to make usually use one tatting shuttle but I did learn how to use two.

I love making edgings.

I like needle tatting and I just learned how to cro-tat. I even like finger tatting. It comes in handy for the pearl tatting.


Posted by Riza Rivera at July 18, 2003 9:43 PM

I am a needle tatter. I want to learn cro-tatting but I am nervous that it won't be as perfect as needle tatting. The photo's I've seen seem like the crochet stitches are looser. How long did it take you to learn cro-tatting and how did it expand your ability to create? Sorry about so many questions but I am the only person I know who needle tats. I tried to teach a friend but she had twins and couldn't take the remaining lessons from me. The way I began was making edgings for hand towels, which worked out very nicely. They are a big hit with everyone. I am now designing my own needle tatted snowflakes, doilies, small bridal bags and other projects. That is fun and freeing after following patterns for over 2 years. How long have you been tatting? Did you know how to crochet before you learned to cro-tat? Thanks for taking time with me.

Posted by: Debbie Passinger at December 28, 2003 9:03 PM