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Needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle.
The act or art of making handmade lace.  Synonym: lace making.

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"Tatting" Quotes from Famous Books

... a whole year of preparation: spinning and weaving and fine sewing. The smooth white linen lay ready, packed between rose leaves and lavender. There had been yards and yards of tatting and embroidery made by the two girls for the trousseau, and the village dressmaker had spent days at the house, cutting, fitting, shirring, till now there was a goodly array of gorgeous apparel piled high upon bed, and chairs, and ...
— Marcia Schuyler • Grace Livingston Hill Lutz

... few months, the pet became so large and familiar as to be a nuisance. He would track up sister Lu through the field and about the garden, showing his scent to be true and keen. Often when Lu was seated, perhaps, at her tatting, he would come to her feet and lie as still as if carved out of stone, waiting for a little notice. He soon grew to like eating the young goslings and chickens, and began to climb the fence, and look longingly at the young pigs. At last the scaly, ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11 • Various

... in that little French way she has. "Why, some people think him the worse of the two," she said. "I don't know anything about them, I can tell you—only that Mr Wesley makes Dissenters faster than you could make tatting-stitches." ...
— Out in the Forty-Five - Duncan Keith's Vow • Emily Sarah Holt

Words linked to "Tatting" :   needlecraft, tat, handicraft, needlework

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