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2525Tattingisjustonemethodoflacemaking.Ithasbeenpracticedatleastsincethe18thcenturyandarosefromevenearlierknottingcrafts.Thetatterwrapsthreadaroundonehandandmanipulatesaboat-shapedtoolcalledashuttlewiththeothertomakeachainofknots.Theseknotsarethenpulledintoringsandloopstocreatethefamiliardesignswecalllace.Noequipmentotherthanthethreadthehandsandtheshuttlearerequired.Itstechnicalrequirementsarefewbutitsdemandsintimeandpracticeareverygreatsoasmachine-madelacebecamewidelyavailablethetraditionalartoflacemakingbegantowane.CarolynMcQuillanistheimpresarioofacircleoftattersthatmeetsmonthlyintheupperroomofatraditionalhandartsshopBasketcasesUnlimitedinruralClare.Aco-owneroftheshopCarolynisanaccomplishedquilterandhandworkerbutsheadmitsthattattingeludedherforalongtime.IvetaughtmyselfalotofthingsshesaysbutIcouldnevergettattingfromjustreadingbooksorguringitoutonmyown.DeterminedtolearnshefoundMarleneGillenandthePrairieMillLacemakersinBelvidere.AsCarolyngotthehangofitshewassureshecouldinterestotherssosheaskedMarlenetoofferabeginningclassathershop.ShellyBychowskiwasinthatrstclassintriguedbythemysteryandchallengeoftheart.IdseelaceinantiqueshopsShellysaysandIthoughttheresgottobeawaytodothat.SowhenCarolynsaidshehadsomeonetoteachitIsaidIwantedtotryit.JoyceJacoxalsolearnedtattinginabeginnersclassbutshewasinspiredbyaspecicprojectgoal.WhenIgotmarriedmyhusbandsgrandmothergavemeatattedcrossandIvealwaysloveditsowhenmyoldestgranddaughterwasgoingtogetconrmedIwantedtomakeherone.Joycehasnowmadetattedgiftsforallhergrandchildrenincludingabookmarkforhergrandson.Tattingisremarkablyversatilefashionedincountlessdifferentpatternsandformedintoeverythingfromcollarsandcuffstoshawlsandpurelydecorativeitemslikedoilies.Despitetheapparentcomplexityofitsdesigntattingisliterallyasinglestitchcalledtheip.CarolynexplainsOnceyougettheipyoujuststartlookingformoreandmoreelaboratethingstodowithit.SoontheClaretattingcircleaskedMarlenetoteachthemmoreandthathasledtoaseriesofthreecoursesBeginningTattingIIandAdvancedTatting.Fouryearsagothetatterswerereadyforanewchallenge.WhentheylearnedthattheBooneCountyFairwasconsideringdroppingtattingbecausetheyhadreceivedonlyoneornoentriesatallforseveralyearsthedevotedtatterspledgedtoenterthefaireventhoughtheywereThetatterwrapsthreadaroundonehandandmanipulatesaboat-shapedtoolcalledashuttlewiththeothertomakeachainofknots.Theseknotsarethenpulledintoringsandloopstocreatethefamiliardesignswecalllace.IfyouareinterestedinlearninghowtotatBasketcasesUnlimitedcarrieseverythingyoullneedtogetstarted.ARTISAN