Now aren't those the ultimate elegance of shuttles in Tat-land! Just look at them - both beautiful; both fantastic for me and my particular style of tatting. We tatters are all so different, thus having varying preferences for the shuttles we most prefer.
I have made quite a study of the different types that are on the market, and if you have been following my tatting adventures, you will know that some of my tools have met a rather ...mmm... unfortunate end.
But, after a lot of trial and error, I have settled on the ones that I know I shall be using pretty much all of the time.
The Shuttle Brothers's GR-8 Resin shuttles have been my shuttle of choice till today. They are small and smooth and have a great little pointy post at the end.
Then, today, I received a package in the mail from Jane Eborall. The Pop-A-Bobbin Shuttle had arrived.
Mine is Elm and exceptional! It is light and easy to use and I love it! It has an unusual hook at the end that I really like. I will be ordering another - maybe in ebony - so that I have a pair. There are a number of woods available and they all are very tempting!
That ends my shuttle news. I would recommend both these shuttles, but everyone has different needs.. You have to experiment. I am lucky to have settled on what is best pour moi.
Now, the bonnet. As you can see, I am nearly at the part where I tat the motifs to the rest of the hat. Then all that is left is threading the pink ribbon. Oh, I do hope this is going to work!