Friday, December 3, 2010

Spreading the Christmas Spirit

It took me a while, but I've finally decided which of the four Tatsy shuttles to keep for myself, and which three should be shared. This was a very difficult choice! Red is my mom's favorite color. Blue is my favorite color. The amber shuttle just plain looks cool!


Why Tatsy shuttles? I love them! They're perfect for winding a skein of HDT. If I'm working on a large piece, such as a doily, I don't have to join new thread as often, if at all. They're perfect for my beloved Spinning Wheel glass mat!


Yes, they can be cumbersome, and they do slow me down a lot! However, I am not, and have no desire to be, a speed tatter.

So, this holiday season I want to share my love of Tatsy shuttles with three lucky people. This will be another quick draw... tonight! So, if you're at all interested, please make sure you post a comment today!

28 comments:

  1. I would love to have one of those shuttles! I own only small Clover shuttles, so the bigger one would be handy!

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  2. Me, me, me .....

    Looking at the Tatsy, I know it will be slightly big to be used for my normal tatting. But, I just need one for my collection. And it being from the Librarian, now that is precious.

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  3. I'm not sure I'm coordinated enough to work with a tatsy, but I'd give it a try.

    Thank you for the chance.

    Happy Friday!

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  4. Pick me! Pick me! *jumps up and down*

    They all look lovely! :)

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  5. The decorated Tatsy would be so colorful for demonsatrations! Put my name in the hat, please.

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  6. I use the Clover and Susan Bates shuttles (similar to the Clover) and have used the larger Tatsy when using larger threads. I do miss the point on them, but as you said they work when working on larger items - less joining of threads.

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  7. I've got one very ancient Tatsy shuttle which I use when demonstrating tatting and for teaching them how to form the ds. These that you have customised are megga fantastic.

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  8. just love what you have done to them. well done. i want one.PLEASE.

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  9. I almost wanted to enter this as they are so pretty. But I just remembered that I needle tat.
    Phew lucky escape that!

    Greengal from intatters

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  10. I own just two little cheapy bobbin shuttles, so one of those would be a great addition. Love what you've done with them....me please and thank you.

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  11. I would love one of your decorated Tatsys! A Tatsy was the very fist shuttle I bought, when I began to learn, and, surprisingly, it always felt very comfortable in my hand. I don't tat fast either, I've always thought it was a good thing, to have one area of my life in which there is no pressure to hurry!

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  12. I would love to own one of these beautiful shuttles. Thanks for giving me the chance.
    Pam UK

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  13. ...never had tried a Tatsy... yet... I do like my Sew-Mates because it hold more than the Clovers.. so I can understand your feelings on the Tatsy!

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  14. They are so pretty with the decorations on them. I wonder, does it make the sides smoother and make it easier to tat with them? I find that the thread sometimes runs into the markings on the side for me when I'm using mine. But I do like not having ends to worry about since I still haven't gotten good at hiding ends.

    I would love to take part in this draw (if I am even eligible after all you've already done for me).

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  15. ooh! I've never seen a Tatsy and am so curious about how they feel to tat with. I would love to win this one and find out! :D

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  16. Those are all so pretty! I only use my Tatsy with large cord as a teaching tool. I don't know that I could manipulate that monster and actually make anything. Good for you!
    However DON'T enter me in your drawing because I just won something in your other drawing, and I don't want to appear greedy (even if I am).

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  17. I love the pattern you've used! I've never worked with a Tatsy.

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  18. They are soooooo pretty. Please include me.

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  19. Wow I have never seen a decorated tatsy. Great for bead tatting I should think.
    Happy tatting
    Josie

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  20. Ooooooh, pretty! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Yes Tatsy shuttles are big but they sure hold a ton of thread. I like 'em.

    janers41 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I love them they are so so pretty.

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  22. I have never tatted with such a large shuttle, i would love a chance to own a large lovely hand blinged shuttle :)

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  23. I agree with you on the Tatsy shuttles - I use them in teaching and/or demonstrating, because people can see them. I use size 3 or larger pearl cotton for this.

    They totally rock for holding HDT! They're also great if you're working off a large ball of thread and want to take your tatting with you - -

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  24. I would like to enter please. I know I am a needle tatter but I just might think of changing at if I win!

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  25. SOOOO glad I'm out of Louisiana Hot Sauce! Dinner is delayed while hubby gets some more and I'm cruising the internet. Please enter me - they are SO pretty!

    :) Ann

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  26. These looks great. Maybe they can help me learn to shuttle tat :)

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