My exchange gift arrived yesterday from the InTatters forum winter exchange. A double surprise, a second unexpected gift arrived the same day.
Another installment of Heather’s shuttle show-and-tell. This beautiful handmade tatting shuttle from South America sports a proud cardinal on a tree branch with a blue sky background.
Here are some blue and purple variegate earrings from a pattern by Nancy Tracy.
Here is a little trick I use to wind my shuttles more easily, and that also lets me use every last bit of my thread easily, keeping tension and without finger tatting. What’s the trick? Leave a little thread from the last project wound on the shuttle.
I’m a fan of a small bag for each tatting project-in-progress. This is my favorite and oldest tatting bag that a dear Japanese grandmother made especially for me. Take a look at what’s inside.
Here’s a lovely idea from Craftaholics Anonymous to frame little hearts for decoration. How about framing tatted hearts, snowflakes, or other motifs. Take a look and see what this idea leads you to.
What would you do if you were surrounded by a room full of gorgeous thread and were told you could take them all home…but there’s a catch. You only have a backpack and it also has to fit your clothes, books and toothbrush. What do you do?
Here is one of my favorite tatting shuttles, another handmade beauty by Dave of Grizzly Mountain Arts. This little gem is hand carved out of fossil mammoth ivory and bears a scrimshawed angel to watch over me as I tat.