While they weren't specifically Christmas presents, I did get them during the Christmas season - not that it matters, because any time is a good time to get a new tatting shuttle. Aren't they beautiful! The first is by The Shuttle Shop, makers of fine wooden tatting shuttles. The picture shows the bottom side of the shuttle - the side without the pick. The top side is plain. The Shuttle Shop always has such interesting designs!
Next is a lovely shuttle by 'im in the garage - also known as the hubby of Sally Kerson and the brother-in-law of Jane Eborall. It's made of English Holly wood and I think it will hold quite a bit of thread! I haven't used either shuttle yet, but will be filling them with thread later today for a new project. I'm hoping to teach again this year at Palmetto Tat Days, and am working on projects that fit the theme of "Tatting in a Winter Wonderland." Hmm....what might fit that phrase...hmm?