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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FOREWORD
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTERS:
    • 1. Sterling Silver, Gold and Enamel Shuttles
    • 2. Nature's Best Shuttles
    • 3. U.S. Patented Shuttles
    • 4. Metal Shuttles
    • 5. Rubber Shuttles
    • 6. Plastic Shuttles
    • 7. Wood Shuttles
    • 8. Tatting Tools and Kits
    • 9. Collecting Sense
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Title: Tatting Shuttles of American Collectors
Author/Designer: Heidi Nakayama
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2002
Publisher: Envirocare, Fresno, CA
Page Count: 115
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 3/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0972062807

SUMMARY- I've been wanting to add this book to my library for quite some time, but never had the money and access to a copy at the same time. I have strongly resisted the urge to collect shuttles, except as tools to be used to make tatting. I have watched many an auction go by wistfully. But I already collect books, and they already take up all my excess time, energy and money. So I live vicariously through other people's collections, oohing and awing in earnest over the newest treasures brought in for my guild's inspection. This book has a great deal of information packed into its pages, and I felt was well worth the price of admission. If you have a mystery shuttle and would like to know more about it, there is an excellent chance you can find out more from this book. And it's just a fun read - if you like tatting, the history of invention, and the ingenuity that goes into such humble devices. I highly recommend this book.