Polymer Clay Tatting Shuttle


This is my first attempt at making a tatting shuttle.  I used polymer clay.  Unfortunately my oven was too hot so it came out with bubbles all over the darn thing.  The outside surface was sanded but left the very few bubbles inside.    Then I painted a daisy on the top.   Of course I enjoyed the painting part the best.    Its been a long time since I have painted and it was very enjoyable.  Next is to load it with some thread to put it to a tatting test.   Lets hope this little shuttle is durable.


13 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. charmie dean

    This is the cutest thing I have EVER seen. You should do more…….

    August 12th, 2009

  2. Very cool! Yes, I agree with Charmie. You should do more of them! :)

    August 12th, 2009

  3. VERY! impressive! OH! yes! you should pursue this shuttle making.

    August 13th, 2009

  4. Nice job on the shuttle. The painted daisy looks very cute on the shuttle. Good luck making your shuttles.

    August 13th, 2009

  5. You did a great job painting the shuttle. I’ve made them from polymer clay before and yours came out straighter looking than mine.

    August 13th, 2009

  6. roc

    oh your tatting shuttle is beautiful! what an awesome paint job!…and i don’t see on darn bubble!

    August 13th, 2009

  7. Shirl

    Oh its there! On the inside upper left part of the shuttle. I sanded all the ones on top and it left some indents on the bottom of the shuttle. Making a second attempt today!

    August 13th, 2009

  8. Mica

    Beautiful shuttle! I tried making a polymer clay shuttle once, but it didn’t turn out too well. I can (and have) tatted with it, it just doesn’t feel very sturdy. Yours looks much, much sturdier (and nicer)!

    August 13th, 2009

  9. Very cute shuttle! I’ve seen polymer clay on metal shuttles before, but not one made entirely of polymer. You’ll have to let us know how it works!

    August 14th, 2009

  10. Cute! I gotta have one of these for my mini collection.

    August 15th, 2009

  11. How has your shuttle held up over time? I am going to try to make one and if you have any new tips I would enjoy hearing from you!

    February 11th, 2012

  12. Shirl

    I started making shuttles from old vinyl records. The vinyl record shuttles are much easy to use and make a better shuttle vs the polymer clay. They are both beautifully crafted but the vinyl record seems to be more durable.

    February 11th, 2012

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