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Monday, March 1, 2010

Tatting

 is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of cow hitch, or half-hitch knots, called double stitches (ds), over a core thread. Gaps can be left between the stitches to form picots, which are used for practical construction as well as decorative effect.


Tatting dates to the early 19th century. The term for tatting in most European languages is derived from French frivolité, which refers to the purely decorative nature of the textiles produced by this technique. The technique was developed to imitate point lace.

4 comments:

Isdihara said...

What a great-looking blog! Love your background and header.

I'm a shuttle tatters and think it is great that you needle tat! Looking forward to seeing more of your tatting projects.

Do drop by my tatting blog if you like: ambitatterous.blogspot.com
It is the home of Tatting Tea Tuesday!

Pam said...

I love the look of tatting, but have never been ambitious enough to try it myself. : )

Jane Eborall said...

DO try shuttle tatting. Needle only came onto the scene in the 1970's. It's a great introduction to the knot but the knot is MUCH neater when made with the shuttle.

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