I wanted to show you my newest shuttles. These hand made shuttles are by "I'm in the garage" who is married to Sally from Tat's Heaven
I was able to buy the one on the left, made from Walnut back in September and the one on the right last week made out of Iroko wood.
I had to look up what Iroko wood is on the internet, I had never heard of it. It is also know as African Teak.
The shuttles are smooth and easy to use. I like them very much.
I was able to find extra bobbins at Handy Hands to fit the walnut one, and since the Iroko one also has the purple bobbins, I am assuming the bobbins from Handy Hands will fit as well. I was hoping to find more purple bobbins, but had to settle for black.
I like them as much as (and maybe a bit more) then the Silent Tatter shuttles that you can buy from Roseground.
I am tatting, but nothing to show, many fits and starts as I figure out the right stitch count to use as an ornament drape for presents. too many life interruptions, if I didn't have to go to work, or do the housekeeping, or help dh with what he needs here on the farm.
have a good night, see you tomorrow.