|Want to know how to make a tatting shuttle for Celtic tatting? Read on!|
Are you curious about Celtic tatting? Do you wonder where to get started? Start by making your very own Celtic tatting shuttle!
How Is a Celtic Tatting Shuttle Different from Other Shuttles?
|An Example of Celtic Tatting|
When I heard of Celtic tatting, I very much wanted to give it a try, but I just couldn't seem to find Celtic tatting shuttles at any of our local shops, and my shuttles were in no way narrow enough to use for weaving the designs. After studying the look of some Celtic shuttles I saw in videos, I decided I could make my own, at least to get me started.
|Celtic Tatting Requires a Shuttle with a Narrow Width|
Making the Celtic Tatting Shuttle
The base I chose for my shuttle was something I already had on hand; a popsicle stick from a quickly eaten popsicle!
In order to turn the popsicle stick into a Celtic tatting shuttle, I simply had to sand it smoother than smooth, and add some notches to each end to wind my thread.
|This Popsicle Stick Was a Little Less Than 4 Inches|
After brushing all of the dust from the stick, I finished it with two very light coats of tung oil and let it dry.
Using My Newly Made Shuttle
I wound my thread around and around the newly made shuttle, and I was able to complete the earring projects found in Rozella Linden's book, Celtic Tatting Knots and Patterns: 12 Original Designs for Needle or Shuttle Tatters.
|Smooth the Grooves and Edges with Fine Sandpaper|
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