View Full Version : large shuttles
05-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Last week i went to Joannes and saw clovers IRL and they are small-ish...i like that, but it got me thinking is there a shuttle on the larger side that i would use with like yarn. without having to re-load ever ring or two?
05-07-2010, 04:07 PM
Tatsy shuttles are the biggest I think, about 4.5in. They would be great in my opinion for yarn although they are far too big for my hands. I know Barb sells 3in and 3.5in shuttles as well. I prefer 2in or at largest 2.5in. I also like the clovers, but I personally prefer the aero shuttles the most.
05-07-2010, 04:08 PM
05-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Tatsy shuttles are large but still usable. Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gZxm_PDxjc)is a video where I am using the Tatsy shuttles. I find it best when I'm holding these large shuttles close to the tip.
05-07-2010, 06:07 PM
i just bought one! i can't wait
06-07-2010, 06:45 AM
My experience with the tatsy shuttles is the same as Anne's. They're large and you can work a reasonable amount of yarn with them. Tatting works easiest if you hold them close to the tip. I haven't found anything that works so well with the traditional technique. If you follow the Riego way of tatting, shuttle size and shape doesn't really matter though.
06-07-2010, 08:12 AM
I agree with those before me, holding it at the tip works great for me as well. I am using one now with 10 crochet thread for a firmer thicker lace for something special. I carry it along with the ball in a basket for traveling, harder to lose and holds an amazing amount of thread.
I should think a Lady Hoare shuttle would be just the ticket. It looks like you can load any amount of thread or yarn onto one. Since it is open, there is no worry about spreading the tips.
06-07-2010, 06:13 PM
If you really wanted to go large, I could even see using a weaving shuttle--a stick shuttle looks fairly similar to Lady Hoare's, or there's also the poke shuttle, which kind of looks like a giant tatting shuttle with more open ends. Even a large netting needle would work.
LOL. The consensus seems to be that anything large enough to hold you yarn and still make the stitches will work. After all, the shuttle is simple a thread holding device. Whatever manages your thread and lets your tat, go with that.
10-07-2010, 09:13 PM
ALERT ALERT! I got my shuttle today in the mail. I got the clear one...i love it. here's a picture
5527I love first and foremost that my receipt is handwritten! then i got the color i wanted..even better even though i would have been happy with any color...actually i want another one. :) the addiction starts!
10-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Let's see.....you have had an hour since your last post......what have you made with your new shuttle? Show and tell.
10-07-2010, 11:09 PM
5528just some rings
11-07-2010, 03:04 AM
Houston! We have ignition!
11-07-2010, 03:20 AM
lol yeah...all in all a good purchase
11-07-2010, 05:26 PM
I have a transparant big TATSY-shuttle. It's alomost 11 cm (think it is about 4 inch). I use it for very thick thread or when I have a lot of beads for my work on the shuttle.
The only thing someone want to buy of me in Horstmar was my one and only big shuttle (LOL). I did not sell it, I'm happy with it.
11-07-2010, 10:32 PM
i would have been happy with any color
She has all the colors on ebay and free shipping(don't know if that is just in the US or not though) I purchased both of mine from her on ebay and am very satisfied. Just type in tatsy on the search.
12-07-2010, 01:07 AM
I learned with a Tatsy shuttle..a big RED one. And two colors of yarn.. I never use them now..I have a large ceramic shuttle (Ladyshuttlemaker) that I prefer and like to use it for the second shuttle because it holds so much thread. bj
12-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Wow, I had no idea tatting shuttles came that big! The picture really puts it in perspective.
12-07-2010, 03:22 PM
I am sitting here wondering about how a shuttle can accommodate more thread, but not need to be so much longer than say a standard 2" or so shuttle. Is there such a thing as a shuttle that has a taller post but same length? The taller post would make for more thread room. I'm only wondering this is my mind. I've no clue if it is feasible or if perhaps there is already something on the market like this. Anybody know?