Do you know how to tat?

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    Do you know how to tat?

    Do you even know what "tatting" means?

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I know what it is, but I have never done it. It is a type of needlework for making lace.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are correct! It's a nearly lost art form nowdays, which is a shame because it's so beautiful! My dear grandmother taught me when I was a kid, and I've since forgotten how. But she loved making lace, and could tat though she was nearly blind.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    No. I have done several types of embroidery and sewing but I have not done tatting.

  4. tirelesstraveler profile image76
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    My grandmother tatted, but the best I could do was crochet. Grandma had a beautiful bone shuttle.
    A friend of mine uses a nail to tat.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooh, cool--a bone shuttle! I've never done tatting with a needle (let alone a nail)--I learned using Grandma's Bakelite plastic shuttle. :-) I'm with you--I can crochet lace, but I forgot how to tat. I'll re-learn how to do it! It's beautiful!

  5. Penny G profile image68
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    AWW a very old dying art. My 33 year old daughter does and very well. She uses a shuttle. She learned from a friend she had in an intentional community. Most of the people who know how have bad I sight due to being elderly so teaching others is very hard.

 
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