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 :).
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.