Twelve triangles completed. This is what it looks like now. Interesting how the addition of the triangle pieces makes it a nearly round piece. But it will look different again once I add the border. In fact, it's not going to be a square but an octagon by the time I'm finished.
And I have a question please: does anyone have a brainwave as to how/where I could find myself a LARGE bobbin shuttle (two in fact!)? I'm thinking of making my next piece of tatting with size 10 thread but Aeros don't hold enough (larger sized) thread on their little bobbins, I would have to stop, refill and join too often for my liking. What I'd really like is a LARGE bobbin shuttle. You know, something "Starlit" size maybe? Not "Tatsy" size, that's too large… say "Moonlit" size as a minimum? Jan Stawasz made most of his work with size 10 thread and you can see in his books that his shuttles are large. He uses post shuttles but I'm such a fan of bobbin shuttles and would just LOVE to have a pair of LARGE bobbin shuttles to work with thicker thread.
Oh, and it MUST have a hook at the tip, like an Aero. Any shuttle makers out there maybe?… Hearing my plea…?
I thought about breaking a post shuttle apart and seeing if I could somehow install a bobbin in the middle. Not come up with a working solution yet.
Anyone with ideas?