Hello, Hello! Did you miss me??? I missed you! ;) Sorry I've been gone so long from blogland! I wish I had some exciting excuse like I've been in Europe and the Prince of Denmark kept me detained with very important business, but I've no such exciting news to tell you! How can I possibly make it up to you?
Many of them are from the Victorian Era! :D
Enamel Tatting Shuttle
Isn't it a Beauty?
I am really lucky to have that one!
It's called a "Webster" because Webster was the
name of the Silversmith who made it.
He had his own special Silvermith stamp.
It's a "W" with a slash through it.
It's from the Victorian Era!
Next on the docket is another
tatting shuttle from the Victorian Era!
It's made of horn with shell inlay!
Pretty, aye? I think so!
This one hasn't arrived yet so I've stolen the pic
from the eBay seller!
Thanks, Fred! LOL! ;)
you may have seen this one before.
I featured it in this post.
It has a colorful past.
Well, at least Lydia Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound" does, LOL!
You can read all about it in the previous post!
It is Celluloid.
TIP FOR THE DAY:
It's always a good idea to store your
celluloid shuttles in a separate container from
your metal shuttles because celluloid gives off a
gas that tends to discolor metal shuttles!
This is also another Webster shuttle!
It is sterling silver and if you look in the lower
left hand side you can see the word
"Sterling" stamped on the shuttle.
Also Webster stamped his "W" with a slash
Silversmith stamp on the front on this shuttle.
It's on the top left on this one.
It has an engraved "S" on it.
It is hard to find old shuttles without an engraved initial on it
these days! I think they just add to the charm! ;)
Now, here's another very rare shuttle from
the Victorian Era!
What makes it so rare?
Well, it's tortoise shell.
No, I don't mean the plastic tortoise shell
you see all over the place...it's real tortoise shell.
You see, in the Victorian Era "Tortoise Shell" was
very popular! Tatting shuttles made of this substance were
not uncommon, but they are rare now, and just as well, because I
love animals...especially tortoises and turtles! But this was a
rare and special find and I've always wanted one.
This one came from the UK.
I like how the light shines through it!
I wish you could see it in person.
It's very flexible!
The next shuttle is one that was very common
from the Victorian Era!
Many girls who inherit shuttles from their
ancestors from that time usually inherit this type of shuttle.
It's a bone shuttle!
People from that Era seemed to use every part of their
animals and didn't let anything go to waste....not even the bone.
So here we have a bone tatting shuttle!
Many items were made from bone, it was not uncommon.
What do you think of them? Be sure and let me know in the comments! You KNOW I love comments, right? Well, if you don't know that...don't be shy! Leave a comment because I LOVE comments and I'd love to know what you think! Oh, and by the way, no, they are not for sale, LOL! Just in case you were wondering! ;)