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.)
Resources and Citations
- 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" [Accessed 28 Sept. 2005].
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting (Accessed Sept. 28, 2005)