I bought two flat wooden shuttles (not the Lady Hoare style) with inlaid wood. Very pretty and light and smooth.
I've tried tatting with them--it's okay except the thread tends to come out of the slides! I think it's the style, no fault of the maker. Any tips on using these shuttles without the thread coming loose? I am a "slider" in my tatting style.
Not sure exactly what shuttle you are talking about, but there's a trick from bobbin lace that involves tying a half hitch in the thread around the bobbin. Would that help?