Will make more pictures I haven't given up,but can I ask is there anyone heard of using a knitters bobbin also to do tatting? I checked out 2 books at the library and think I read that in them or somewhere,just wondering

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If it works for you, it works!  The shuttle is just a bobbin that grew wings to be easier to hold.  Some shuttles have picks to help with joins.  So if you want to keep your expenses down until you decide you want to keep tatting, use whatever you find to help you evaluate the art and its attraction for you.  If you just use a yard or so of thread, you can tat with your fingers.  The principal benefit of using shuttles is that you can easily handle more than a yard of thread.

I have also seen shuttles that were just a flat piece of wood with 2 pointy ends, and the thread wrapped around the middle.  The only problem I see with a knitter's bobbin is that it has lots of projecting bits that could snag the thread as you pass it back and forth under and over.   The flat wooden kind would be less of a problem.

At the bottom of this page is a photo of one of these flat ones:

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/tatting_shuttles.htm

And another: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grizzlymountainarts/3427596080/ 

And for those who love fish:  http://grizzlymountainarts.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html

Thank you Patty,and it does,I have MS and sometimes I have the "MS Shakes" we call them and the lesser the object the better it is for me,this has been a GOD-SEND to me,I worked in a hospital till 04 and did weddings (planner and mostly flowers) but had to give both up because I had more bad days than good,and knew there was something out there for me to do.I quilt but I don't find the enjoyment I have found in only a months time.Thank you for the encouragement,greatly appreciated and going to post pics on here in a few days of what I have created in a month,  )

Patty Dowden said:

If it works for you, it works!  The shuttle is just a bobbin that grew wings to be easier to hold.  Some shuttles have picks to help with joins.  So if you want to keep your expenses down until you decide you want to keep tatting, use whatever you find to help you evaluate the art and its attraction for you.  If you just use a yard or so of thread, you can tat with your fingers.  The principal benefit of using shuttles is that you can easily handle more than a yard of thread.

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