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Tatting shuttle

Tatting shuttle

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tortoise shell, brass pins, linen thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs M. D'Oyly

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tatting shuttle of tortoise shell. The central spool is held in place with two brass pins. The spool is wound with linen thread and two rings have been worked on the end of it.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1850-1899 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tortoise shell, brass pins, linen thread


Length: 3.375 in, Width: 0.625 in, Depth: 0.375 in, Length: 8.9 cm, Width: 1.6 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Descriptive line

Tatting shuttle of tortoise shell, England, 1850-1899


Needlework accessories; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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