joanmj at surewest.net
Sun Nov 2 10:49:37 PST 2003
Tatting is 19th Century. A related way of making trim, knotting, was done
in the 18th Century, but I'm not certain exactly when it became
popular. Knotting was used for trims (fly fringe is one of them),
especially fringes of various sorts. There are portraits of court ladies in
the 18th Century, including English queens, knotting (the knotting shuttle
is usually fairly large, filling the hand, and has both ends open, which is
how you can tell it from a tatting shuttle), which was considered a
graceful way of showing off the hands.
At 11:16 AM 11/2/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Nancy, is tatting an 18th century invention, or a 19th? I've always
>thought it was 19th c., but was having a mild (scholarly) disagreement
>with someone who said it was earlier.
> > SNSpies at aol.com wrote:
> > Nellwynn.. the only other way to make lace that i know of
> > is tatting..not sure of its orignins or time period.. but i
> > do know a number of people who do it as part of SCA A&S
> > You can do netting, which can also be embroidered, or sprang to get a
> > lacy effect. Tatting and crochet are out of SCA period.
> > Nancy
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