“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: Sun. Feb. 3rd 2019
Tatting II: Sun. Feb. 10th 2019
Tatting III: Sun Feb. 24th 2019
Tatting IV: Sun March 10th 2019
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
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: Nina Libin
Nina Libin has been a needleworker for all of her life.
Born in St. Petersburg, she is a master knitter and tatter. She is the author of many books on tatting, and is credited with developing a new form of tatted lace (called ‘Beanile’), which incorporates beading into the tatting.
Nina is a graduate of the Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg, Russia. After retiring from two decades of language translation, she has dedicated herself to teaching the art of tatting and beaded tatting, helping to preserve a global, traditional craft. She resides in New York City.