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Pocket Horn Lucet
This small handmade pocket lucet made of
natural cowhorn with come in variations of brown. The variation
in the color is just the natural coloring differences in the
bovine horn. Simply beautiful, this small pocket size lucet
is great for making your own lacing or cord for drawstrings.
Comes with instructions (8 step by step instructions in color)
in a millcloth drawstring bag. The technique consists of wrapping
the string or thread around the prongs, then lifting one thread
over the another, then turning the tool and repeating the steps.
from cow horn, each lucet is individual and varies in color, measure
approximately 4.0 inches long and the 2.0 inches at the top of
larger threadwinders are great for keeping the ends of yarn,
embroidery floss, cordage from the lucets, or large amounts
of thread neat and tidy. Both the wood and horn measure 2x2
$2.50 each -- Wood (left)
$5.50 each -- Horn (right)
here to see other threadwinders.
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Netting, & Tatting Shuttles
Knotting or Netting Shuttles
Knotting/Netting shuttles are used to make knots in thread to
be used in embroidery, lightweight cord for decoration, trims
for linens, or even fishing nets. Knotting was done in the 17th
and 18th centuries whereas a slightly similar process, tatting,
was more common in the 19th century. These four inch bone shuttles
have a center hole to secure your thread and are pleasingly
smooth in your hand. Choose from either the plain style or the
fish style. Other styles of Netting Shuttles will
be available in the Spring (2010).
Shell, Horn, & Bone Small Tatting Shuttles
These small fine and beautiful tatting shuttles are available
in 3 sizes for bone & horn (1.65 inches, 2 inches, and 2.5
inches long) and two sizes for the shell shuttles (1.65 inches
and just over 2 inches).
me for more information, to order, or if you have any questions
Knotting, and Netting dates to the mid 18th century. Tatting/Knotting/Netting
with a shuttle is the earliest method of creating tatted lace
and nets. Some believe that tatting may have developed from
netting, then into decorative ropework as sailors and fishers
would put together motifs for girlfriends and wives at home.
Decorative ropework employed on ships includes techniques (esp.
coxcombing) that show striking similarity with tatting. A good
description of this can be found in "Knots, Splices and
Fancywork" by Spencer and Spencer.