Friday, September 14, 2012


The artificial clay is too brittle for a tatting shuttle. It broke! I think my shuttle was probably too rough too, though that's not the clay's fault, I could've smoothed it. I'll have to find another material to make a Lady Hoare type shuttle.


  1. That's too bad. I wonder if you could make one out of a heavy plastic and smooth the edges with a fine sand paper or emery board?

  2. Aww, what a pity. It looked like such a great idea!

    You are supposed to wind it the other way, though.

    I like Diane's suggestion. Make one out of something else! I have a simple bamboo shuttle that is perfect for the job. Are you a member at InTatters? There is someone that sells them and her contact info is there (username Ireneho).

  3. How sad. :o(
    What about shrink plastic?

  4. Monica is correct, you wind the shuttle between the forks. but I usually did a hitch around the middle of one of the arms as you did to keep the yarn on the shuttle. I have been hunting for mine so I can post it but have not run across it yet. I will continue to look for it.