Friday, June 11, 2010

Ebony Cameo Tatting Shuttle

Dave has handcrafted this 3 inch post tatting shuttle out of ebony wood.  He has also inset a tiny resin cameo in it. Sometime back, he stopped applying a high gloss shellac or lacquer finish to his shuttles and have opted for the hand rubbed satin bees wax finish. There are several reasons for this, one being that a gloss finish will disappear anyway after a little use.  Second, a waxed finish is easier to hold on to and is easier to maintain by the shuttle owner.  This beautiful tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.