Tatting

Tatting is a knotted lace which looks as if it's been made for hundreds of years but was only invented in the first half of the 19th Century and developed into what we see now in the Victorian period. I taught myself this beautiful and transportable form of lace making many years ago. It is made up of only one stitch, the double stitch (DS). Once this has been mastered then all the tatting you will ever see is a manipulation of this stitch.

I teach tatting in Camberley, Sunbury, Woking, Eversley and Farley Hill covering the following subject areas.

  • History of tatting
  • Equipment
  • Hand positions
  • Turning the knot
  • Rings and chains
  • Reading patterns
  • Picots and joining
  • Mistake identification and correction