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The Twelve Days before Christmas: Day 11, Two Tatting Shuttles
Occupying a ton of time this year, DH and I catalogued the parts of my collection of needlework tools between 1840 and 1914, and on December 7 we gave the catalogue and tools to a small collections library.
I kept a copy of this year's catalogue and decided to borrow from our photos and descriptions tools for
12 Days before Christmas.
Scroll down for photos and descriptions of two tatting shuttles.
The shuttle on the right is ivory with Shibayama designs of flowers and bugs of mother of pearl and semi-precious stones inlaid on both sides.
Japanese, c 1870s.
Below: a 14k gold shuttle.
American, c 1890s.
This Holiday Season on Queendom Website: The Twelve Days before Christmas told in Antique Needlework Tools.
Here are 2 Tatting Shuttles.