Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tatting - a lost art





This is lace made by tying knots by hand, called tatting. It is about 4 inches across, so you can see how tiny the knots are. This piece was made by Aunt Bess. I am not sure when it was made, but many, many years ago. I wish I had known her when she was able to do this fine work, maybe I could have learned how.

5 comments:

jellyhead said...

Looks like a snowflake!

Alice said...

Isn't that beautiful, and so intricate.

susan said...

I don't think I would have had the patience to do this, even given the opportunity to learn. I did try macrame in the 70s, which looks very similar, but the rope works up much faster!

Alice said...

Where has macrame disappeared to? Everything seemed to be made of macrame for a few years, now if you see any it looks so dated.

Seeing Anew said...

I wonder if many people know how to tat nowadays. What a shame if arts like these were ever to be lost, with no one remembering how to do them.