The aluminium Aero shuttle was later replaced with a plastic Aero tatting shuttle, originally produced in England. UPDATED 2/24/13 These two pearlescent tatting shuttles are just beautiful. This tatting shuttle has an internal bobbin that can be turned using a small handle that comes with it, unfortunately I don't have the one that came with this shuttle.
In With this two-disc set, you will find out how to use tatting patterns and diagrams.Create exquisite lace with only 2 simple implements—a shuttle and a ball of thread.Use your creations for edgings, doilies and tablecloths, and embellishment.This shuttle could still be found until the 1960's. (1952) Boye Improved tatting shuttles (1923) One marked "PAT APR 17, 23" discontinued on 1943.The AERO model is very special for me, it is the tatting shuttle that uses for her tatting work. Second tatting shuttle has no patent date mark, this shuttle produced starting1947 can still be found today. The pictures below show front and back views of these shuttles.The art traveled to both Germany and France, and then to England, and the Pilgrims brought it to America.In 1707, a poem, The Royal Knotter, written by Sir Charles Sedley about Englands Queen Marys love for knotting, was published, and there were a number of paintings done in the eighteenth century picturing women knotting and holding knotting shuttles.The difficulty comes in learning the one little trick that forms the stitches, what I call the *ping* or *pop* as the stitch goes from one thread to the other.Once the *ping* is mastered, the rest is easy, requiring only a bit of practice before you can make many different tatted items.Many thanks to both Virginia Mescher and The Citizens' Companion for sharing with the online tatting class.Tatting, or at least the forerunner of what we know today by that name, was first developed in Europe and in its early stages was called knotting (a series of knots sewn onto a base which created a design).