Mini Tatting Shuttle & Winder

Mini Tatting Shuttle & Winder

I wrote a book of patterns for miniature tatting for dollhouses back in 1995. 20 years ago! I had several patterns for doilies and table runners. I showed how to layout a bedspread to tat using split ring technique. I also showed how to make miniature picture frames to show off the mini tatting, a baby's bib, a miniature beaded rosary and the miniature tatting shuttle, thread winder and a bit of a repeat already completed. So many opportunities exist for embellishing any dollhouse. Here is the pattern for the tatting shuttle.

cover of Book 3 of the Ribbonwinners Series, Miniature Tatting for Doll houses by Georgia Seitz
Miniature Tatting for Doll houses

Miniature Tatting Shuttle and Victorian Thread Winder

 miniature tatting shuttle and winder by Georgia Seitz


Oval shaped metal necklace clasp d" or ½" in gold or silver

Sunburst sequin 1/2" or smaller in gold, silver or iridescent white

Tatting thread size 80 or 100 any color.

Glue, scissors, metal snips or pliers.

First tat a small strip of lace, for example:

R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 close ring RW

CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 RW

R 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 close ring. Leave no space

R 3 + 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 close ring. Leave no space.

R 3 + 3 - 3 - 3 close ring. RW

CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 RW Etc.

Cut threads leaving very long ends.

 miniature tatting shuttle and winder by Georgia Seitz

The necklace clasp usually has a metal circle at one end to which the necklace is attached. Cut off this end or fold it under. (Note: The clasp may be pried open with care and the metal circle folded in, however, the clasp will break if too much pressure is applied.) Compress the clasp so that the metal teeth crimp slightly.

Run one thread tail through the inside of the clasp and tie. Pull knot toward the inside and add generous amount of glue. Dry thoroughly. Take the other thread tail and wrap across the indentation of the sequin 2 - 3 times. Add drop of glue. Let dry.

Continue to wrap thread alternately through the spokes of the sequin. Leave just
enough length to suggest that the work has just been laid down for a moment. Add another drop of glue to hold thread in place. Display on side table or workbasket.

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