There are quite a few charity shops in the area I live and I am always in and out of them looking for tatting books or shuttles. This week I found these two shuttles in the Red Cross shop. They were in two separate cellophane packages and priced at 50 p each which is an incredible price for such gems. One end of the blue shuttle is open too much and I suspect that the pins holding it must have become a bit lose, but that does not matter as it is obviously quite old.
After a really hectic week I hope to get down to doing some tatting this weekend, well after I have painted a few fence panels! This is what I have started, Jane's doily.
Her instructions are always so easy to follow but somehow I got in a real mess with this pattern, probably because I just was not concentrating and read them wrong.