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Thread: Bobbins or something else?

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    Bobbins or something else?

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Size:  1.82 MBDoes anybody know what these are found them in an old box of stuff that belonged to my DH aunt.
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    I think they are for tatting. Not real sure tho.

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    Yes, the 5 shuttles with thread on them are for tatting. But, I'm not sure what the spool, key, and the two small picks are for.

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    The pointed objects are likely stilettos, commonly used to guide fabric under the sewing machine needle. My Mom tatted for years.

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    I saw my grandmother using picks like those pictured to guide fabric through the sewing machine. Please note that I can be found doing the same thing with a long pin, the point of an embroidery scissors, and anything else that comes to hand when I need it.

    The very point of one pick was broken off and I am contemplating re-sharpening it. Seems as though I have a selection of different grit fingernail files that could do the deed. When there is peace in my valley.

    I have no idea about the spools. The tatting shuttles are fairly recent, though. I bought the metal ones for myself at a craft store. Gave up on tatting. My fingers kept turning blue - no blood flow.

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    they ARE tatting shuttles (I think shuttle is the term) One of the few things I have not been able to learn

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    Yes, they are Tatting Shuttles.
    My grandma use to make the most wonderful lace with them.
    She was going to teach me and we did not have the time before she passed.
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    I think the key is very cool!!! I think the cut out on it means something but haven't a clue! I am fascinated with old keys. If you don't think you want to keep it, please let me know!!!
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    Oh, the beauty of it. If you have FCE (home making clubs) in Michigan, join one and go to camp this summer. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to have someone teaching tatting at one of the classes. That is some kinda pretty work if you do collars, or anything that needs fine fancy lace.....Hey, maybe even Paducah, if you go there in April....
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