A hand-knotting method for making lace used since the early 1900s. Tatting uses shuttles or needles to twist and know threads into various pattersn. The small shuttles may be made from bone, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, steel, or plastic.
Synonyms and Related Terms
occhi (It.); la frivolité (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "tatting" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 28 Sept. 2005].
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting (Accessed Sept. 28, 2005)