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Thread: Anybody know what these are?

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    Senior Member QuiltMania's Avatar
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    My mom's neighbor gave these things to me. I believe they may have belonged to her mother. In the first photo, I know the thing on the left is a tatting shuttle but what is the thing on the right and what is it for? In the bottom photo, anyone know what these are? They came in a box of crochet hooks.
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    I think the middle one in the bottom photo is for lace making.
    Could the one on the right be for latch hook?

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    top two look like there off weaving machine, one on bottom right looks like old button hook I think the other two are for weaving also

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    Topo left is a tatting shuttle Bottom right is a button hook that they used to help button their shoes.

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    You're right, in the top photo, the one on the left is a tatting shuttle. The one on the right I would guess is a darning egg.
    In the bottom photo, you have a sewing awl, a something or another that I *think* might be for weaving, and on the right you have a button hook for buttoning up those old fashioned boots from the 1800's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    You're right, in the top photo, the one on the left is a tatting shuttle. The one on the right I would guess is a darning egg.
    In the bottom photo, you have a sewing awl, a something or another that I *think* might be for weaving, and on the right you have a button hook for buttoning up those old fashioned boots from the 1800's...
    I think the thing in the bottom photo, middle item, is actually something for making braided rugs. It needs to go between the braids, dragging some twine-type stuff with it to "lace" the braids together. If that's not what it's for, that's what I would use it for. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Topo left is a tatting shuttle Bottom right is a button hook that they used to help button their shoes.
    yes, that a button hook

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    The one on the left is for making holes I believe. The one in the middle for lacing, and the one on the right is a button hoo, for the old button shoes I believe.

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    That was really nice of your neighbor.

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    The hook looks like my Great Grandma's button hook.

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    The top left is a tatting shuttle, the right one is for darning, and the bottom three are for lacemaking.

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    i agree.. tatting shuttle, darning egg, awl, drop spindle and button hook.

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    after you research them, you'll need a nice little shelf to display them on.

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    What awesome treasures :D:D:D

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    On the first photo is shuttle for lace "фриволите"

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    Quote Originally Posted by elena
    On the first photo is shuttle for lace "фриволите"
    Which means?

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    frivolite - A kind of a lace from thin threads
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    It looks very similar to tatting. Is frivolite different?

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    No, it is a lace kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elena
    frivolite - A kind of a lace from thin threads
    Here we call this tatting. I have a couple of silver tatting shuttles in my things I found along the way collection. I don't tat, but love the look and know people who do.

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