Saturday, 18 January 2014

Surprise present from my MIL

I was at my inlaws' place for lunch when my MIL and I started chatting about tatting.  My MIL makes jewellery with metal.  There was one unfinished piece that looked like a smaller slimmer version of a flat shuttle but with nothing cut out of it.  I joked that she could probably make a flat tatting shuttle.

She did some research (googling) and asked me questions the next time I was at her place.  She asked about the type of thread used and the different types of shuttles.  LOL being a newbie, I tried my best to explain the 3 main types of shuttles that I know: flat shuttles, post shuttles and bobbin shuttles.

This week she surprised me with a flat copper tatting shuttle!!!  I tried it as soon as I got home.  It has a nice weight to it but feels longer in my hand.  I had trouble tatting with it using the "Slip & Slide" method but had no trouble tatting with it using the same method as the one used by Karen Cabrera in her YouTube videos.  Must practise/play with it some more :).

She did warn me that copper will tarnish over time but hopefully the anti-tarnish bag she gave me will help delay the process.  She suggested I give it a quick polish before each tatting project.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Jenn :). 

P.S. The shuttle shape looked familiar so I asked my MIL.  Apparently she styled this shuttle similar to a flat wooden shuttle made by 'Im in the garage and sold by Jane Eborall.


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    1. Thanks Jane :). She was really proud of herself and couldn't wait to give it to me when I arrived at her place :).

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    1. Thank you :). It was sweet of her to help my shuttle addiction :).