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bird tatting shuttle Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Who.

Who, who?

I’m not an owl, silly, I’m a cardinal!

That’s right, this proud cardinal is sitting on a tree branch on my tatting shuttle to watch me tat. Beautifully hand painted, the shuttle is on the large size, measuring 3″ long, 5/8″ thick and a hair over 1″ wide.

For such a large shuttle it is extremely light. So much so that I drop it frequently because it doesn’t have much weight to it. I think it might be made of balsa wood, but unfortunately I didn’t write down the maker or wood type when I bought it. So much for assuming I would remember everything. Yeah, that worked out well. I do remember for sure it was made in South America (I think Brazil?) of a local wood, but that is as far as certainty takes me.

blue cardinal tatting shuttleAs for the maker, the inside has written “Fretta 2004” and that was the year I bought it on eBay, but I am sorry to say I don’t know who Fretta is. If you are out there and reading this, please give me a holler!

cardinal shuttle closeup

I like this shuttle a lot, though it took me a long time to get used to how large and also how light it is.

This has been another installment in Heather’s Shuttle Show-and-Tell. Tune in next time for more eye candy! What do you want to see next?

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