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October 25 2018 Tatting Newsletter

What to carry as your basic tatting kit (btk?)

From our recent survey have come a few more suggestions about the bare essentials of a tatting kit.

Georgia's mini basic tatting kit
Shuttle (flat), picot gauges, and a protective container.

Georgia's crochet hooks for basic tatting kit
And if your shuttle does not have a point on it, a crochet hook is needed, too.

Susan T's housewife style basic tatting kit
Regular housewife or etui style is also good for the btk.

Laurel sent in some lovely photos to share also. She wrote: "The large pink box is my go-to box - I have two smaller sizes one I keep in the office one I keep in my car."

Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box1

"The go-to box has everything I would want to start a project with including cluny loom. Everything on the bottom is in plastic."
Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box2

The top in all boxes are wasted space so I used acrylic to make a lid to hold my shuttles and extra stuff.

Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box3

This box is my favorite I keep band aids, stickers, zip bag for scraps instructions, clip board cluny loom, beads, shuttles, scissors, pins of three kinds, thread in 'h h bubbles,' small note paper, pen, highlighter, mini tweezers, needles, pins, gauges and hooks.

Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box4

And - tools, a row counter, dental pulls mold for tatted boxes, baby powder, tissues and I am adding small baby wipes package, hard candy and five dollars."

Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box5
In the top of the box I used a piece of elastic to corral the shuttles I carry as they pop on and off easily.
Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box6
I like this box because I do not have to look for my “stuff“ when I need it. I keep other shuttles in a cookie jar. I use a lot of 'h h bubbles' when I am finished with a color I put the shuttle in the bubble and label for future use.
 Susan T's basic tatting kit pink box7
The small blue box in the pictures is like the one I carry in my purse. It is a contact case for contact lenses and just perfect for the purse. And two shuttles, clippers and a piece of paper for instructions fit."

And a little girl's hair band you can use for your hair when needed but I use mine for my bobbins. They keep your thread clean and prevent unraveling. And they come in colors you can color code the thread.

Wow, I am impressed!!!
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