Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Black Milk Shuttle

I acquire shuttles in a number of ways.  This one was in a package with some England Aero Shuttles I was after on Ebay.  This black Carnation shuttle is my first shuttle with a trademark on it. 

My understanding is that these were given out to promote Carnation  Evaporated Milk in the 1920's.  I've seen pictures of others but they were white shuttles.

I will share some of my other unique shuttles later on the blog.

My task this spring is to clean up some of the unfinished projects in my tatting cupboard.

I have been tatting, I am on the last round of the Wiosna 2018 pattern by Renulek.  I am halfway around.


9 comments:


  1. Ooh, that’s an unusual shuttle. Well done.

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  2. Thanks Jane, I am putting together a shuttle display for when I do tatting demo's.

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  3. Never seen one like that. Good find Bernice.
    Can’t wait to see your others.
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    Claire
    OClaireDeLune.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Claire, I have now seen this one in white, pink and tortoise shell with a pick.

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  4. Wow, Lucky, lucky find! I have never heard of that make. Looks nice. Does it feel good to work?

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    1. It has a bit of thread on so I made a ring, Nice average sized shuttle, 2.75 inches or 7 cm. There is some wear on one tip.

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  5. That’s interesting. I wonder how many of the promotion shuttles were ever put to use.

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  6. Never seen one of those shuttles, well done on getting it

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  7. I love carnation milk and to think a tatting shuttles as a promotion wow you are a lucky gal­čî╣❤­čî╣

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