Since I can't tat with a broken arm (unless one of you out there in blogland has a secret to share with me), I've decided to do something really bizarre... read my tatting books! My sewing room (a catch all phrase at our house) is a disaster, so I just picked up the first book I saw, Tatting by Lael Morgan. This book, from 1977, was very interesting to read, not because there was anything new or innovative, but because the author is interested in tatting with a variety of materials. She even designed her own shuttle, which is basically a very large Lady Hoare shuttle, to hold her larger "threads." Lael Morgan's inspiration came from reading about the Queen of Romania tatting with gold... a little out of Lael's price range!
Since I have quite a fiber stash, I think I may try using some alternative tatting materials, once I'm back in the swing of things. However, I don't really think anything will be able to replace my absolute favorite... hand-dyed thread!