To the right is my first ring, made with my Grandma's steel tatting shuttle.

Below is a linkchain made with varigated thread. It was fun! Also one of my Grandma's old shuttles, this one is celluloid.

Making lace for my dolls' clothes is one of my favorite ways to use tatting.
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Shuttle tatting is something that I always wanted to learn, but could never quite catch on to.  But when I started sewing clothes for my small Hitty doll, I decided it was something that I just had to learn.   I am not an expert at all, and am still trying to learn the split ring, but for now rings and chains are working just fine for me.
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(For me, this is the page that really helped make things "click").