Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vintage Tatting Shuttles


This time we are taking a little look at
vintage tatting shuttles
found in a vintage
"Antiques Collector"
US magazine.

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11 comments:

TattingChic said...

Gorgeous shuttles! I'll have one of each, thank you very much! ;)

crazyhaberdasher said...

Me too!

Gina said...

The shuttle collection brought me here but then I saw your adorable Santa pincushion tutorial! I have tons of pincushions but I'm also thinking this would make a great bean bag and the grandkids could play "pie-hole" or whatever that game is called where you toss a beanbag into a hole in a box or something. (ok, I'm rambling) Or it would also make a nice doorstop during the holidays. Thank you for the inspiration!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Thanks Gina! .... it's great to know that I have inspired you. The basic pattern is easy and can be easily adapted to any size.

macati said...

hi!
I don't know how to do tatting but these pieces are BEAUTIFUL!

crazyhaberdasher said...

It is another craft I would love to learn too!

Shirl said...

wow Thanks for sharing those shuttles! You also have an amazing pincushion collection that I viewed this morning Stitchin Fingers while having my coffee! What a great way to wake up!

crazyhaberdasher said...

Thanks so much Shirl! I love the variety of vintage pincushions that are available as well as the fabulous patterns that so many clever crafters have designed for us.

Anonymous said...

my email is buford3927@aol.com I have a pinchushion my father's maternal grandmother made as a wedding gift for my parents 59 years ago. It is a heart w/lace around it and from the hanging devince above the heart is a chicken wishbone worked into the material that my parents pulled apart when they received it. Is this artwork from Appalachia or just a sewing idea of the times from back then? Any reference materials available?

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hello Anonymous!
It was a tradition to give a wishbone at a wedding - clever Victorians were always thinking of ways to incorporate these sort of things into useful items - horn, hooves, and wishbones made into thimble holders and pincushions, etc. If you are able to send me a photo, I could possibly give you more information. .... cheers, Marian aka crazyhaberdasher

Sirena Rubio said...

Lovely! What a great collection, very impressive. I counted 5 that I have in my own collection. Love the clay and silver filigree, I don't have any of those. Nice, thanks for sharing. :)