What did you think when you read the title? Probably “is this like tattoos?” “umm…what is it?” I’ll begin with a flashback to my past…*Lights darken, smoke comes in*
I was visiting Harper’s Ferry National Park in the East Coast last summer. I saw this tatting kit in the gift shop. I’d seen seen these kits before but wasn’t sure. It was called “My First Tatting kit” made by Historical Folk Toys. I ended up buying the kit and began it when I got home.
So what is tatting? Tatting is making lace by way of knots. It was super popular with ladies during the 1800’s . I totally support bringing back all these historical handicrafts.
Why would I bring it up now? Well last weekend, I went to one of the coolest museums ever (Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley). Click here to see the post. They also had a very nice, well stocked shop filled with vintage clothing, thread, ribbon… I saw their big collection of tatting shuttles and decided to buy some thread which I’ve been having trouble acquiring locally. I chose a lovely violet cord (insert pic). I played around and made some bracelets. Here are some photos.
Tell me what you think!