American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Handmade lace fashioned by looping and knotting a single strand of heavy-duty thread on a small hand shuttle.
- n. The act or art of making such lace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of knotted work, done with cotton or linen thread with a shuttle, reproducing in make and appearance the gimp laces or knotted laces of the sixteenth century, and used for doilies, collars, trimmings, etc.
- n. The act of making such lace.
- n. Same as tatty.
- n. A form of looped and knotted lace needlework made from a single thread.
- n. The art of making such lace.
- v. present participle of tat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch.
- n. the act or art of making handmade lace
- n. needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fatima and I were not rich in tatting edges, and rejoiced when the conversation took another turn.”
“She has Christmas fern, autumn fern, ostrich fern, northern maidenhair fern, tassel fern, Japanese painted fern, lady fern, cinnamon fern, sensitive fern and one she calls tatting fern that was new to me.”
“Any woman who had time for frivolité, as the Creoles called tatting, was busy working eyelets on linen.”
“(except for tatting, which is lametably un-rip it rip it rip it-able) you can 'frog' that messed up project right back down to it's yarnie little zero state, and start all over again, no harm done, kiss and make up and better luck next time! photo by Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright”
“Then there was a beautiful "tatting" collar from her mother, some scarlet mittens from Mrs. Cobb, and a handkerchief from Emma Jane.”
“In every kind of tatting the knot that comes after the picot is independent of the loop.”
“There's a lot of posts about "tatting" and networking with other "tatters".”
“David Wareham learned the skill of "tatting" as a child, and kept it up during his time in the Merchant Navy.”
“They came to have elaborate patterns, often in matching sets for the various items of parlor furniture; they were either made at home using a variety of techniques such as crochet or tatting, or purchased.”
“My mother and her sister (Aunt Sarah) were both avid and talented needleworkers, and skilled in almost all aspects of that art -- knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, even tatting.”
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