This thread is awesome. I started to teach myself tatting a few months ago. I had bought myself a shuttle years ago, and then recently inherited one with some of my grandmothers crafting things. (Now I know where I get my fickle nature from - that woman tried EVERYTHING! )
It took me embarrassingly long to work out the flip - but then all of a sudden it all made sense. The YouTube videos there are really good.
I seem to have temporarily misplaced my shuttles now though. I put them somewhere "SAFE". ~sigh~ If I didn't have so much inCRedibly useful crAft suPplies they would be easier to find. The trouble is that I usually find something really interesting in my search and get distracted...lol