Saturday, 21 February 2015


I was meant to tell you either yesterday or first thing this morning that more shuttles would be on sale in Jane's Etsy shop, unfortunately life took over and I did not get around to writing a blog post until now.  However, it really wasn't necessary as the shuttles sold extremely fast .  After I heard the news I went into the garage to tell the 'shuttle maker',  and then we looked at the blocks of wood on the shelves trying to decide which should come down to the work bench in order to make the next batch of pop-a-bobbin shuttles. 

About five years ago I purchased some tiny cards and envelopes and they have been very useful for putting the odd bit of tatting on, but I still have about 30 of them left and it seems pointless keeping all of them for the next five years   So I am making these tatted crosses and sticking them on the cards, some I will give away at Easter whilst others will be sold. 

Here they are on the cards, all packaged up

And the pattern is here,  designed by Jane, it is definitely one of my favourites, quick and very elegant. Named after Iona which is small island off the coast of Scotland and famous for its religious community

I have three copies of this book, a bit of a long story to explain why! But if anyone would like one I am happy to post it to them, however I would ask that the postage is paid as
it is fairly heavy. The book gives the history of the island and has some amazing photographs. 


  1. Very nice crosses and thank you for the patterns information too.

  2. I managed to get the shuttle I wanted! The crosses are lovely, and believe it or not, I think I've seen that book before... I'm not positive, but it sure looks familiar!

  3. Wow, the shuttles certainly fly off the shelves! I'm sure the cards will too.

  4. This looks like it would be one that would do well with a button in the centre too.....

    1. Oh wow yes, what a great idea, thanks Crazy Mom


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