Here are some much better photographs of the post shuttles that are being made by my resident shuttle maker.
It was obvious that a design of some sort needed to be put on the shuttles to take away the plainness of them, although of course the wood is beautiful without embellishments, but tatters need to have distinctive shuttles. Not being that artistic and also not having the time to try painting on them, it was decided to use transfers as a way of decoration. The trouble is that proper transfers are not easy to find, we managed to locate a supplier but with limited designs that would fit the shuttles. So if anyone out there knows where we can purchase suitable transfers please let me know.
Now in the past I have done a little of decoupage but again to try this on a very small items requires precision and also the material has to be very thin and have no borders, that is where transfers are ideal. Thank you to Decoromana for suggesting napkins, that really frightened me! They are so thin and would, well if I tried, wrinkle and wrinkle badly!
When Krystle isn't "dancing around the room" at the thought of post shuttles, she showed me a picture of a shuttle with a point on and Tatskool also made a similar suggestion of a shuttle with a point. What is it with tatters, why are they so so different when it comes to the shuttles they like to use?!
So I locked "I'm in the garage" in the garage and said "don't come out until you have produced a shuttle with a point on!" And this is the result. Sorry about the quality of the pictures - but you should get the point!
I have never used a post shuttle with a point on like this so have no idea if this is the standard required, I need someone, not too far away to test it.
(the title of this post is a family joke - sorry!!)