|This tip will have to go...any suggestions?|
I received a Tatsy shuttle last fall from Kelly Dunn (tatfully yours) after she won a few at the Fringe Elements raffle table. Since she's a needle tatter she had no use for the Tatsy shuttle. When I used the Tatsy I was surprised that it was more comfortable to handle than I remembered. In the past I found them bulky. Since then I've pulled out a couple of larger shuttle brands I've picked up over the years and enjoyed tatting with them.
Right now, the thicker shuttles are more comfortable in my hands. This is the complete opposite to about 2 years ago when I found them cumbersome. I'm planning on picking up a Starlit shuttle this weekend to try out (and maybe a few more). I'm hoping that I will like the thicker shuttle although I know I will have to do something about that tip.
I collect shuttles for interest I never expected to use most of them. I guess there's a right time and place for each shuttle. While I won't be giving away my clovers I'm really thank-full that there's a selection of shuttles out there. A big thanks to all the people who work to provide choices for tatters.