I recently heard about a new Clover shuttle: the Clover bobbin shuttle. I saw a demonstration of it on YouTube (Georgia Seitz Online Advanced Class). This piqued my interest! My normal shuttle is a Clover as I like the size, feel, and shape of them. To have the same thing but with a bobbin? I was intrigued.
I bought one of the shuttles and some thread from The Tatting Corner. This was my first purchase from there, which I was very happy with. You can see that I was so excited about the shuttle that I didn’t get a picture of my order before I had opened the shuttle package.
Using the new shuttle surpassed my expectations. Though it is slightly taller than a regular Clover it still feels good in my hand. It didn’t take long for me to get used to using it. The bobbin is different than those used with Aero shuttles and the two types are not interchangeable. Other than forgetting that it does not have a post using the bobbin is nice. The length of the Clover bobbin shuttle is just a little longer than the regular Clovers. This has not caused any trouble for me.
I have several Aero shuttles that I use, but I’ve never gotten comfortable enough with them to enjoy tatting with them all the time. I’m sure enough about the new Clovers that I’m ready to order more.
Notice the threads in my order are all size 80. I have a small (LOL) project that I’m doing in size 80 but wasn’t sure of the shade so had to buy several colors. Such a horrible problem to have!
If you hadn’t already heard, Craft Corner, home of Tatting Corner, is having its grand opening July 1. If you’re in the area stop in. I wish I could! They have a Facebook page to see what’s going on with them, too. (This is not an affiliate link, I get nothing in return for mentioning them. I was just happy with my experience with them.)
“A fool and his money…will soon find his house taken over by his wife’s ever-growing thread stash.” quote found on Craftree