Tatting 2014

Tatting - Learn to Tat

Tatting is an ancient form of lace making using one or two small handheld shuttles. The shuttles are used to guide the thread into patterns of knots over a foundation thread, creating rings and chains in delicate looking designs.

We will be working through learning the basics of tatting, creating small examples of tatting as we go along. Once the basic skills are learnt we will progress to making a simple bookmark with flowers linked together. For the early finishers, there will be other projects to choose from and work on as required.



  • Teacher:  Alison “Ali” McCormick      
  • Suitable for beginners - no prior knowledge required, although your fingers need to like being moved and maneuvered!
  • Class Cost - $5 includes:
    • Printed Instructions
    • Printed Patterns
    • Practice threads       
    • After you sign up for this class, you will be sent a requirements list so you'll know what to bring with you. This will include tools you'll need and any supplies that are not included in the above class cost. These extra requirements are expected to cost approximately $20-30.



    Ali has always had an avid interest in crafty things, and has been tatting for around 20 years. After seeing a lady at church with a tatted cross bookmark that she had made, Ali asked the lady to teach her tatting, and the rest she has learnt for herself.  

    Ali has given short lessons on tatting to a few of her local CWA and craft group ladies, and has also taught her young daughter how to tat. She enters items into her local show, and enjoys seeing the work of one of her students there too. She keeps herself busy in meetings and waiting rooms with this great portable and handy craft. 

    Ali really enjoys being creative, and her other interests include cooking, pressing flowers for craft purposes and sewing applique wall hangings that she has designed.  She has also taught her daughter basic sewing skills and helped her and her friends with simple sewing projects.

    Any questions about this class?  Ask below in the comments.

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