[HNW] Earliest known mention of tatting in literature

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at frys.com
Tue Nov 4 01:21:18 PST 2003

>Now, I love to tat as much as the next tatter, but I am not willing to
>accept "brought over by the Pilgrims" or "invented in ancient Egypt"
>without some sort of evidence other than "somebody wrote it down in a
>book".  I can easily write "Tatting was invented by space aliens"  (see, I
>just did!), but asserting this as a fact does not make it true!

Same for crochet.  I'm still looking for that pre-1800 example.

        CarolynKayta Barrows
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian

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