This is the one Marie sent me as a gift.
Tatted in silk.
I took the plunge and bought two Tatsy shuttles especially for this pattern. I must admit though: I never thought they would be THAT big!! They are HUGE. I think I may have to do a video of what it looks like to tat with one! Actually, when all loaded up with the beads and enough thread for the whole bag, it's not even half full. So I need to find another shuttle that is bigger than an Aero but smaller than a Tatsy. And one that I can buy in the UK.
As you may have noticed, I had to "doctor" the Tatsy though... I just couldn't work without a hook attached. Takes just too long to stop, pick up a hook, make the join, put down the hook and then carry on... So I added some hooks to my Tatsys!
When I first opened the package and saw how big they were, I thought I wouldn't be able to work with them but then I said to myself: "Don't be so silly, you've got to tame the beast!" And tame I did. Can't go as fast as with the Aeros but it's do-able. Actually, what really takes time is to wind and unwind the shuttles to get one bead at a time for each ring you are making. But the result is so worth it!
I hope you'll enjoy making these lovely bags and I look forward to seeing other people's versions of it.