Below there is a
bone tatting shuttle, which has been used in the past by my mother-in-law,
Dorothy. She is an excellent tatter and I have many examples of her work.
their many bone lace bobbins.
of very ornate bone buttons, but the pride and joy of their collection is a
lucet was very expensive and took a long time to find – many years of searching
antique fairs, antique shops, car boot sales etc. It is for making braids. The
finished braid is very strong. I have bought a modern equivalent made out of
wood so that I could learn how to use it.
is a brief look a few of the many pieces that they own and cherish. They have
inspired me to start my own collection of needlework tools, but I haven’t reached
10 as yet!
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