Tonight I finished my smallest Spinning Wheel glass mat to date. It's 3 3/4" across, tatted in Sulky Blendables 12 wt, #4056, Periwinkles. I love this thread! I think the 12 wt is softer than the 30 wt, and I was a little concerned that it might be too soft. As I was tatting, it reminded me of Valdani, which is beautiful, but not suitable for some of the pieces I like to tat. With this pattern, the thread works. I'm not sure if I'd use it for a snowflake, though.
Yes, I do have plain shuttles in my collection. They look kind of bland next to the blinged ones! I blinged this SewMate shuttle with scrapbooking paper. I love the paper design, but...
the paper has separated and bubbled up along the tip.
I haven't decided what to do with this shuttle yet. I may try re-gluing the paper, or I may strip the paper off the shuttle and decorate it with something else. I think if I decorate any more pic-tip shuttles, I'll leave the tip alone!