Saturday, September 15, 2012


Thanks for all the comments and suggestions on yesterday's post. Monica pointed out that I had wound the thread in the wrong direction! Oops. Thanks Monica. This morning I cut a shuttle from an old bleach bottle. Not very elegant, but it does seem to work. I didn't find it necessary to use LadyTat's tip to do a half hitch round a prong, as I did with the clay shuttle,  but I will keep it in mind.

Here's why I need a bigger shuttle for this 4 ply cotton:

Because Jon's daisy pin is made with only chains, and the rest of my barefoot sandal was split rings, I thought I could fit enough thread onto normal shuttles to complete the sandal. Nope. I couldn't finish the strap around the ankle. Plan B is to make another strap from the left and tie at the back of the ankle. But I would like to be able to make a sandal without joining in new thread.


  1. Maybe if you call it pearlized plastic instead of an old bleach bottle, it will look prettier to you! ;-)

    Hey, as long as it works, who cares how it looks!

    1. :-) that did make me smile! A rose by any other name....

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks. I have a stiffer plastic somewhere, I might try that too and compare. Thanks for your help!

  3. Teee heee - that Diane has a way with words!
    Fox : ))