Tatting Shuttle Who said tatting was a 'lost art'? Tatting Shuttle


"Tatting has been the favorite form of fancy work since the 16th Century, and possesses endless possibilities of adaptation. The shuttles used at that time were exquisitely made in ivory, gold and silver, and one may see in museums the beautiful and costly inlaid shuttles. The term Tatting is derived from an Indian word "Tattie," which means to make tight or taut,--a sort of half knotted work done with different sized shuttles and many kinds of thread, The French call it "Frivolite" from its delicate and lacy appearance. In the present day simple designs are combined with novelty braids, laces and hand embroidery, thus giving to these modern designs an artistic effect almost equal to the fragile and beautiful ones of the 16th Century."
(Corticelli Lessons in Tatting, 1916)


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Please Note: All of the vintage patterns below have entered "public domain" status, except for those noted as my own designs.

Project Description DateProject Description Date
Baby Bonnet 1924 Baby Jacket 1924
Slipper 1916 Tatting Bag 1999
Basket Edge 1916 Wide Edge 1916
Scallop Edge 1924 Scallop
Insertion
1924
Beginners
Edges
1919 Early
Century Edges
1919
Tiny Tatted
Basket
1916 Daisy
Edge
1915
Butterfly 1916 Tatting With
Rick Rack
1916
Easy Towel Edge 2001 Medallion and
Edge Set
1916
Cecelia Doily 2001 Tatted Wreath Pin 2009

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