International Tatting Day
About International Tatting Day
When is International Tatting Day? This holiday is always observed April 1
Today is International Tatting Day, an April 1 holiday. Tatting is the skill of making delicate, elegant tatted lace. It is enjoyed by people all over the world. Tatting is a craft using thread and tools to create intricate knotwork. This craft goes back to ancient times. It is believed that fishermen gave sections of old fishing nets to weavers. The nets were constructed of strings and knots. The weavers used thread to add finer loops and knots forming the lace.
Different Tatting Methods
There are three Tatting methods:
Shuttle Tatting – this is the original version. It uses tools similar to a weaving shuttle.
Needle Tatting – This method uses a needle instead of a shuttle.
Cro-Tatting – A small crochet hook is used as te primary tool.
How to Celebrate International Tatting Day
- On this day, “tatters” around the world have different activities, mostly educational, to celebrate their hobby, and introduce the skill to others.
- Often, they celebrate by eating chocolates while making tatted lace.
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History and Origin of International Tatting Day
International Tatting Day has been around since the 1990s. However, we have not yet discovered who created this day or why this date was selected to celebrate this holiday.
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