Tat Fact #2 Shuttle Tatting History

The History-tell your man…
One theory is that modern tatted lace originated in the early 19th century from fisherman. The fisherman used the hitch knot (cow-hitch and half-hitch) to make their fishing nets and create decorative netting with intricate designs for the ship. Then they began to make small gifts using the same technique to give to their wives and girlfriends (you know how clever a man in love can be). The women started to embellish their linens and clothing with their own shuttle-tatted lace edgings, collars and cuffs using a finer cord. So shuttle-tatting comes from love. 🙂

Wikipedia’s information

Tat Fact #1 Tatting technique

The Shuttle Tatting technique is actually closest to micro macrame.

Tatting is a knotted lace technique. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny double knots called Hitch, Cow Hitch, Double Hitch or Lark’s Head, are tied to form rings, chains and picots.