Wall art part 2

So this is how I added a little more art to my wall. The doily and shuttle picture is to the left of these shuttles and snowflakes.
The backgrounds for all of these are unfinished wood pieces from Hobby Lobby covered with silk material that matches the colors in my livingroom curtains. The shuttles are sitting on a ribbon that is glued on the back of the wood only.

The top shuttle is an old plastic shuttle that I picked up at an antique shop about 10 years ago. The points are in bad shape and not really usable to tat with.
The middle shuttle is wood from a place in Washington state called Blue Bird shuttles, I think. It was the first shuttle
I bought other than Susan Bates plastic or Clover shuttles 15 (?) years ago. I’m not that fond of tatting with it because the pick is a little thicker than I like (and I see it’s sitting a little looser than the others, I’ll have to fix that).
The bottom one is a buffalo horn shuttle picked up at a sewing/craft shop in Lawrence, KS about 1999. It’s very slick and likes to slip out of my hands when tatting.
The way they are mounted I could get them down easily if I wanted to use them.

The snowflakes are glued to the material. They were on the Christmas tree this year.
The top two are my designs, both several years old.
The bottom one I’m sure is a pattern I found in a book, but I don’t remember where. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know so I can give credit to the designer.
(Editor’s Note 1/17/09: Kathy Niklewicz, a sharp-eyed tatter, recognized that this motif came from ‘The Complete Book of Tatting’ by Rebecca Jones. Thanks Kathy!)

The picture with these pieces make a nice grouping of mixed media. What do you think?

6 thoughts on “Wall art part 2”

  1. I can’t wait to have a craft room to do the same thing. (I won’t let hubby hang the antlers, he probably won’t let me hang these — in the house.) Wonderful idea! I especially like the bottom motif, could you send me a pattern or guess-timate?

  2. Great dispay – nicely done! When I saw the bottom motif, I recognized it right away, as I used it often as an embellishment on boxes or easter eggs. It’s from Rebecca Jones’ book, The Complete Book of Tatting, page 48. I assume she’s the designer. I received her book as a Christmas gift in 1990, from my brother-in-law, since he got my name in the family ‘grab bag’ – where we listed suggestions of what we wanted. He had no choice – I had only one item on that list (LOL)!

  3. Thank you so much for your approval on the wall art LadyShuttleMaker, Jane and TattingChic.

    Here’s hoping your craft room is a reality soon, am I still me? And Kathy Niklewicz found where I got that bottom motif. I’ll add the location to the post as well.

    Thank you, Kathy, for letting my know where that motif is found! I had done the first one a long time ago. After I got your comment I went upstairs and pulled the book out and, boom, there it was. And congratulations on the brilliant way you acquired your copy of the book.

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