Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Leather Tatting Shuttles Debut!!!!

The ShuttleSmith Leather Tatting Shuttle

The ShuttleSmith is living up to her pseudonym/name!!!  'Smith' is used to refer to someone who makes something.  In my case this means SHUTTLES. (Sorry, I'm not referring to my Sterling Silver Tatting Shuttles now.)              
My newest venture is making:  LEATHER TATTING SHUTTLES

They are Flat Tatting Shuttles.  Look closely in the picture to see the slits emanating from the cut-out holes, this is how the thread is wound on. 

Right now I have one style of flat, leather shuttles: a decorative/colored leather bonded onto a stiffer, backing leather.  (Another style/form is coming soon).

I currently have two sizes ranges: 
  • The basic shuttles are 3 to 3.24 inches long by 1 to 1 3/8 inches wide
  • The 'smaller' shuttles are 2.5 to 2.75 inches long by 1 to 1 1/8 inches wide
Price should be $15 with free shipping to US addresses, regardless of size.

I haven't figured out yet how to sell these yet on my website.  All the color and size choices make the system fairly complex. 
Ths photo shows the front and the back side of the leather shuttles. I have spent time bevelling the edges of the backing leather for a smooth tool.
These are the colors of Leather Tatting Shuttles that I have available now.  There is only one tan and one white shuttle at this time....but more white shuttles are possible

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