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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #43
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Talking Here they are...websites for Yesteryear Crafts

Here are the websites for the Yesteryear Crafts from Chat! Thank you to all the lovely Roomies for being so sweet and kind. I unexpectedly had to take care of the grandson while Hosting! LOL One hand with him and the other doing one hand typing! LOL Ya'll rock the room! Thank you all for being who you are! Enjoy the websites I found for you, quite interesting!

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**Note** Some believe that tatting may have developed from netting and decorative ropework as sailors and fishers would put together motifs for girlfriends and wives at home. Decorative ropework employed on ships includes techniques (esp. Cockscombing) that show striking similarity with tatting. A good description of this can be found in Knots, Splices and Fancywork.

Some believe tatting originated over 200 years ago, often citing shuttles seen in eighteenth century paintings of women such as Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Madame Adelaide (daughter of Louis XV of France), and Anne, Countess of Albemarle. A close inspection of those paintings shows that the shuttles in question are too large to be tatting shuttles, and that they are actually knotting shuttles.

In 1995 two mailing lists devoted to tatting were started, being TatChat and eTatters. The majority of members had been taught by grandparents or were self-taught. The two groups worked together to promote the art of tatting and as a result the craft has seen a resurgence in interest around the world in recent years.[citation needed]

Contrary to popular belief, many people around the world actively participate in the art of tatting.




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