Maybe you will remember two weeks ago when I had the opportunity to teach some students how to tat. However I found out that my local Michael's and others in the area no longer carry tatting shuttles, despite carrying tatting thread. Go figure.
Well, Jeanne (Ladytats) sent me a pattern which she thought was from Cynthia-tatsaway for a homemade shuttle. Then Cynthia told me it wasn't her pattern and directed me to Georgia Seitz who assured me this is now public domain. If anyone knows differently, please let me know. You can use "shrinky dinks" (do you remember them- so fun!!) and make a great little shuttle. Nowadays, you can get shrinky-dink paper that you can run through an ink-jet printer so I gussied it up a bit, cut them out and baked up them.
The first batch went well.
Then I tried another set and they went bonko! They curled up and looked like dead bugs. (My mom baked the last shrinky dinks I ever did about 100 years ago.) I was so gloomy but figured I had a few so felt mild success.
Then I thought maybe I can throw them in the oven again and see what happens- they couldn't get worse and most amazingly it worked!!
What do they say?
pattern if you'd rather print your own.
Most have printing on both sides but a few do not (printer issues). Pick your color and let me know. (pink, green, blue, yellow)
Latin for today: dies Veneris est! = It's Friday!