Tatting Shuttles of American Collectors

This page was created to help shuttle collectors with their questions and to answer frequently ask questions about tatting shuttles. My book "Tatting Shuttles of American Collectors" may be purchased by emailing me directly at Tatkrazy@gmail.com . Price: $25.95.
I few years ago I bought Dora Young's shuttle collection and continue to share it with tatters when I travel. I also have obtained permission from the Young family to reprint her book "All New Knotless Tatting." I will be adding a preface about Dora and pictures of her shuttles, but the patterns will remain the same.
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How it all started....

My first love is tatting, which began with lessons from my aunt Stella in 1987. My Aunt Stella was taught by my great aunt Star at the age of 12, around 1920. (Pictured together on the left.) A couple of years later aunt Stella gave me my first vintage tatting shuttle. It was 4 inches long and made of celluloid to look like ivory. This was the spark that began my research into tatting shuttles and their origins. For more stories on tatting teachers and their shuttles, please click on the site below.

Stories of American Tatters and Their Shuttles