Look at all those bobbins

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shuttle Collection

The next group of shuttles were made in England in the 1800's. English shuttles are very narrow. The red one is dyed with a red stain. Sometimes you can find green but these are extremely rare. The shuttle next to it is horn that has been ground down and then formed back into a shape of a shuttle. It was then inlaid with mother of pearl flowers. This one I think is my most favorite, because one it is so beautiful but more importantly two it was given to me by my wonderful man (my luv)! He surprised me with it last Christmas. What a surprise huh? The other two shuttles are very narrow, one bone the other is horn.

1 comment:

TattingChic said...

Wow, that one with the inlaid flowers is a beauty! What a lovely gift!