Monday, 4 November 2019

Giant Shuttle

... and I mean GIANT!  I want to work with rope to make large-scale tatting so I 3D-printed a huge tatting shuttle.  It does "work" but I must admit it's not easy to wield.  The shuttle is a bit slippery and so wide that it's difficult to hang onto!  Also when working at that scale, you can't make the stitches around your hand as in normal tatting.  So I have to wrap the loop around the back of a chair, or even around my knee or my foot while I make the stitches.  When making chains, I also trap the rope under my foot for tension.

You can see it next to a regular shuttle
for comparison purposes:

I have ideas for this giant tatting but many problems to resolve before I can bring them to fruition!

Best wishes,


  1. This is an undertaking on a giant scale, I look forward to seeing one of your snowflakes on a giant scale. all I can say is good luck with your project.

  2. That's quite an undertaking! It makes me think of something I read once, that a shuttle is just a device to hold thread. Giant thread, giant shuttle, makes sense.

  3. Wow this might make the world book of records 👍❤️👍

  4. Looks like you are off to an awesome start!!! :)
    I was wondering how you would make the ring and work the tatting. ;)

  5. Oh my goodness, that is a large shuttle! I'll be looking forward to seeing your giant creations. Have you seen the architectural lacemaking done with rope by Manca Ahlin on her website, Mantzalin ?

  6. Wow, this is so interesting! Looking forward to what you make!

  7. Wow, that is a huge shuttle.
    Can’t wait to see what else you will be tatting with it.


  8. Das ist ja ein riesiges Shuttle. Bin auf das Projekt gespannt

  9. That's amazing! Shuttle perfect for long-sighted tatters or to put on an exhibition, love it! Gosh, you should tat fs/bs!

  10. fouraught@gmail.com19 May 2022 at 13:58

    You might consider a smaller net making shuttle that fish catchers use .
    I am probably late in commenting on this.


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