But, did I really need 7 of them? No! However, when I saw them advertised in PieceWork, I just had to have them! How often do we see a matched set of shuttles, other than Clovers? I don't think these are for everyone. I really don't like tatting with Boye shuttles. Yes, they are larger than Clovers, but for me the point is totally useless... too big! It gets in the way, and it's terrible with fine threads. The Boye shuttles, at least the newer ones, tend to have rough edges that snag the thread. I know... get out an emery board and smooth them out! If you're like me and just have to have them as part of your shuttle collection, you can find them at Lacis.com.
I found my King Tut thread yesterday. I love the color, and as you can see, it tats up a little larger than the Sulky... 1 3/4" long. This particular one will not be shuttlefied... I shouldn't tat when I have a headache... I couldn't see that I didn't close the rings completely until it was too late! I will be making a matched set to send off to Chris Hinton at The Shuttle Shop... as soon as a good strong frost hits so that I'm not dealing with all this sinus nonsense!
Update: I just looked on the Lacis site, and I do not see the Boye plastic shuttles listed! Could they be sold out already?
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!