GR-8 Shuttles Web Page

Updated 4/21/2021

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gary passed away peacefully due to Covid December 2020. He will be greatly missed.

Gary Houtz, shuttle brother #1. When asked which of the brothers was "da udder brudder", Gary pointed to Randy.
The shuttle brothers, Gary and Randy Houtz Randy Houtz, shuttle brother #2. When asked the same question, Randy pointed to Gary.
The shuttle brothers having fun in Montana, 2000.

Self-Closing Mock Rings (SCMR) Instructions

SCMR Patterns to Try



Randy has a NEW EMAIL ADDRESS and can be reached at or by snail mail:
GR-8 Shuttles
Randy Houtz
128 Eagle Ln
Ignacio, CO 81137 USA
(970) 884-9232 (evenings)

Ordering Information

To order shuttles or books, contact Randy at the address, phone number or email address listed above.

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Patterns: [SCMR Heart]   [Da Udder Butterfly]   [GR-8 Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR] [Rings on Ball Thread] [Rings on Rings] [Standard Notation]
Shuttles: [GR-8 Wood Shuttles]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Single Bobbin]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Double Bobbin]
[Pictures Showing Shuttle Use] [Helpful Hints]
Books: [Tatting The GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring]   [Tatting The Self-closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design]
[Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads]   [Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms]   [Tatting GR-8 Triangles]
[Tatting GR-8 Patterns]
[About Gary and Randy]