Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA

History - Lacemaking and Tatting

Summer Session begins July 13/14 with Joy Critchfield
AOL screenname SariahTats

For this lesson, we will discuss the history of lace - and tatting's place in that history. We will also be looking at the different forms of handmade laces - and how tatting is similar to, and different from, other lace forms.

The Knot
Tying Loops

Needle Laces
Sewing buttonhole stitches

Teneriffe (a needle lace)

Sewing over wheel spokes

Tape Laces (part of the needlelace family)

Sewing in and around pre-made tapes

Bobbin Lace

Cross and Twist

Knitting and Crochet

Loops within loops

We will also take a look at the evolution of tatting techniques, and see how each new technique solved an old problem. And we'll try our hand at solving a problem or two ; )

Mlle Riego de la Branchardiere 1850
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