“Tatting,” also referred to as shuttlelace, is believed to have evolved from knotting, which is found decorating very ancient types of clothing throughout Egypt and China.


Different forms of knotting became popular throughout Europe, and it is believed that a transition from knotting to tatting began in Italy, some 200 years ago.

Through a series of joined loops and rings, a sturdy but graceful lace-like fabric is formed. Altering the patterns of loops can produce an unlimited number of glorious new designs and shapes, perfect for decorative edgings, collars and cuffs.

Tatting can also be quite sculptural, depending on the thickness of one’s thread, and can be used to create dimensional flowers, ornaments, and even baskets.

This course begins with the basic double stitch and once mastered, moves into picots and chains. Shuttles and thread are provided - all that is needed is a willingness to learn a beautiful, age old craft.


Dates: Tatting I: Monday October 21st, 2019
Tatting II: Monday October 28th, 2019
Tatting III: Monday November 11th, 2019
Tatting IV: Monday November 18th, 2019


Tatting I: Friday November 1st, 2019
Tatting II: Friday November 8th, 2019
Tatting III: Friday November 22nd, 2019
Tatting IV: Friday December 6th, 2019
Time: Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Fridays 10am - 1pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: $360 (Class Package - 4 Sessions)*
What To Bring: All materials are provided in this course.

*Special Note: Students are required to take all four sessions of Tatting; (Classes I - IV) to get an in depth understanding of the practice. Please keep this in mind when signing up!


Our Teacher: Jordana Munk Martin


Jordana Munk Martin MFA RISD 2001, is the founder of TATTER and its BLUE Library.
TATTER, is an organization dedicated to the examination and celebration of the essential role of cloth in human life. She is the former Board President of the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, as well as the founder of its Artist in Residence program. She serves as a trustee of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Most recently, Jordana published a book entitled Material Cultures, in conjunction with an exhibition she co-curated at Bric Arts Media in Brooklyn, NY.

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