Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Tatting Shuttle

Sometime back we fitted new wooden blinds in our house and we ended up with slats left over. Since we often like to “re-purpose” things we find, Dave made some lightweight tatting shuttles out of the extra blinds.

This shuttle is 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick, and has been adorned with a graceful Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly using pyrography (burn etching). This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. Beeswax was used to finish each shuttle.

More photos of this tatting shuttle can be found in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop.