Knot Lost: Tatting 101

Knot Lost: Tatting 101
Saturday, August 12th, 9:30 am - 4 pm
This workshop is sold out--please email to be added to the waitlist.

Many people believe that the form of lacemaking known as tatting is a lost art. We are here to dispel that myth! Tatting is a simple, sturdy lace that has experienced waves of popularity since the early 19th century. It has been referred to as “poor man’s lace” due to its durability and minimal amount of equipment needed. This makes it perfect for trimming items such as bedding and children’s clothing, which receives much wear and laundering. It also is an extremely portable craft. Many modern tatters make traditional edgings and doilies as well as jewelry, ornaments, and three dimensional flowers or animals.  Join us to learn this fun and fulfilling skill!

This 6 hour class with Melissa Mead includes:

  • A brief presentation on the history of tatting.
  • Chance to view a variety of vintage and modern examples.
  • Step by step instructions for the basic knot, chains, rings, picots, and joining.
  • Time to practice each step.
  • Learning how to read and work from a pattern written in a variety of forms.
  • Using the pattern to create a simple motif that allows you to practice all the techniques learned.

This workshop is Beginner Level 1. Participants do not need any previous experience.   Please read more about our current Workshop Levels here.

Workshop cost of $125 includes the 6 hour workshop, 2 balls of thread, and 2 shuttles.

Class size will be limited to 12 Participants


Because of the nature and enrollment limitation of our workshops, we regret that we are unable to give a full refund for a cancellation.  If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the workshop, we will refund your fee less a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the workshop, we will have to charge the full amount of the workshop unless we are able to fill your slot, in that event you will be charged only the $25 cancellation fee.  In the event of the workshop being canceled we are not responsible for any costs by the attendee for cancelled reservations.