Knotting shuttles are used to make knots in thread or cord to be used in embroidery or as trim for linens. Knotting was done in the 17th and 18th centuries whereas a slightly different process, tatting, was more common in the 19th century. This 3" bone shuttle has a center hole to secure your thread and is pleasingly smooth in your hand. See pages 66-67 or Taunton, Nerylla, 1997, Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries; Antique Collectors' Club Ltd. For making tatting lace try white 90/2 linen thread.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 August, 2019.