One of our favourite woods is Yew, because it is so rich in colour and usually has an interesting grain. We were given some yew wood that was already 5 years old, so well seasoned. 'Im in the Gargae' got his chain saw out and cut some pieces off. It was as hard as iron!
But just look at what has been made from the wood so far.
The top left hand-side one looks a bit like a brain.
And yes there will be some tatting shuttles made from the rest of the wood.