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    What is This?

    Can anyone tell me what this goes to? It's obviously a bobbin of some sort but I don't know what it goes to. It came in a box of cams but I'm sure it's too old to go in the machine the cams were for. The picture isn't the greatest but maybe it will give you the idea. It's about 3" long and 1/2" wide at the widest point and has a small hook on one end. The bobbin is in the center but it doesn't show up too well in the second picture.
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    I believe it is for tatting.............Michele

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    This is a pulley but I have no idea what it would be used for on a machine
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    It is a tatting shuttle for making lace

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    Definitely a tatting shuttle for lace making - usually hand crochet - not generally used on/in a machine that I know of.

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    Yep, it is a tattle for making lace. Kind of like crocheting. not for a sewing machine.

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    Does anyone know what machine it goes on? It came in a box of cams for a Kenmore model 90 but I'm sure it doesn't go to that.
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    Thanks for your help. Since I don't do tatting I had no idea what this was for.
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    Looks like a tatting shuttle

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    Yes, it's a tatting shuttle. I had a neighbor that used to tat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    Does anyone know what machine it goes on? It came in a box of cams for a Kenmore model 90 but I'm sure it doesn't go to that.
    It doesn't go in a machine. You hold it in your hands and use it to make lace for pillowcases, lace edgings for collars like Grndma used to wear. It is very pretty work.

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    My Mom used to tat- many years ago. Little tiny clicks as she made lace for pillowcases, etc. Thanks for the memories!

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    I taught myself to tat and this style of metal shuttle is still for sale. I found my shuttle made by Susan Bates at JoAnn's.

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    It is a hand tatting shuttle I have done some tatting Someone put it in the box it dose not go with the machine

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    It is a tatting shuttle. There are lots of videos on Youtube showing you how to use it.

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    it is a fairly modern tatting shuttle. used to make lace, doilies or whatever else you would knit or crochet. it one uses it to make series of tiny knots all joined together. i have found some at estate auction/sales from the fifties that are of that old plastic that many household emplements were made of after WWII. if you look online, you can find many tatted examples. and even tutorials. an old needle work style that is becoming popular again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    It is a hand tatting shuttle I have done some tatting Someone put it in the box it dose not go with the machine
    I knew it didn't go with the machine. I just wondered what it was. Do you know if the black rubber washer that was in the box goes with the shuttle?
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    It doesn't go on the machine...you hold it in your hand and use it as a tool to "tat"....you can probably google it and find out how to do it if you're interested...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    I knew it didn't go with the machine. I just wondered what it was. Do you know if the black rubber washer that was in the box goes with the shuttle?
    No tatting shuttle has a black rubber washer.

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    It's a tatting shuttle. Tatting is a type of lace that is made on this shuttle. I do tatting myself.

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    It is a shuttle used for tatting. There should be a bobbin in the center to wrap the thread around.

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    It does not go on a machine. You hold it in you hand and make a series of loops and knots to create your design. It is very delicate and tedious work.

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    Yes indeed a tatting shuttle. I have some tatting that belonged to my great-grandmother. My grandma gave it to me and I carried it in my wedding bouquet 44 years ago next week. Tatting is another one of those hand crafted skills that has amost disappeared as quilting did before its resurgnence.

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    Yes, it is a tatting shuttle. My husbands Great Aunt used to make wonderful doilies with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt2004 View Post
    I believe it is for tatting.............Michele
    its a hand tatting shuttle...used to watch my Aunt use one...
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