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What the fuck is tatting?
Tatting is a type of knotted lacemaking that has been around since the 17th century. It reached peak popularity during the Victorian era, as a pastime for ladies of leisure, but I think it's high time someone dragged it from the dusty depths of fiber art history and made it relevant to the modern world again. Tatting is one of the few fiber crafts that can’t be replicated by a machine. In a world where automation and technology has taken over so many aspects of our lives, both in good and bad ways, focusing on a craft that requires a human touch almost feels like an act of rebellion.
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A Legacy of Knots: Why I teach
Most families have a legacy of knowledge. A secret recipe or stories about that time great-grandpa fought off a mountain lion. In my family, our legacy is a love for string.