Tatting: A Graceful Industry

Donnell, Virginia Ann
July 1989
Fiberarts;Summer89, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p12
The article discusses the process of knotted lace called tatting. It is included among the various types of amateur laces produced during the late decades of the 19th century. According to the author, the craft began to decline steadily during the 18th century while tatting was popular from the Middle Ages through the late 17th century. Handmade lace became more expensive and rare because of the industrialization of weaving and needle crafts. The craft is defined as a knotting process done on a small shuttle.


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