Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Freeing my shuttles
For months my favourite shuttles have been attached to the edging for my tablecloth. I didn't want to complete the edging until I could be sure I wasn't twisting it. I really need those shuttles. So yesterday I finished pinning the edging to the cloth and made the final join. I'm going to need the pins soon too, so that will be an incentive to finish the sewing! I'm more than half way. Why do I need the shuttles? I've been asked to do a talk about tatting in a couple of weeks time. I'm thinking of making a display to show different ways that tatting can be used. I have quite a bit of tatting I can use, but there are gaps that will need to be filled in.
Talking of shuttles, this aero post shuttle is ideal for tatting clunies. Its slimline shape weaves smoothly even near the end of a long cluny.