International Tatting Day

International Tatting Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 1st, 2025 (292 days from today).

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Tatting technique originated in Europe, is considered to be one of the oldest lace (also known as lace) techniques.

You will use thin thread to wrap around 1 or 2 shuttle tools and use the shuttle to make circles or chains, thereby creating a pattern.

Tatting techniques are mostly used in making doily (tablecloths, tablecloths, coasters, etc.), decorations, bookmarks, earrings, necklaces or hems for dresses, purses, towels...

The use of tatting will make the product more luxurious and sophisticated.

Therefore, International Tatting Day is celebrated every year as an opportunity for those who love to make these tatting products to showcase their talents as well as integrate into their community. International Tatting Day is celebrated every year on April 1st.

History of International Tatting Day

International Tatting Day was first celebrated in the late 1990s. Since then, this day has attracted many participants.

About 2000 years ago, a large shuttle to weave heavy ropes into fishing nets was used by fishermen. About 1000 years ago, sailors knew different types of knots to use on sailing ships. Bolin Knot is used for anchor; it's a slip stitch. All these ropes were passed on to weavers who used a smaller thread to make lace. The lace of the shuttles make is sewn on satin and velvet and the shuttles are smaller to accommodate this finer thread. Lace-making was known as a thriving business in Europe because royalty wore beautiful lace garments.

Tatting is one of the lanyards. Children and maids taught about torn hems were quickly purchased by weavers, who would add torn hems to the garment and charge a large sum for the garment.

In the UK, this place is called knotting. In France, it's called a frivoled. In the US, it's called tatting. In 1845 in Cork, Ireland, nuns developed the art of crocheting, knitting, and tearing. They saw the poor eating grass, so they sold their beautiful ropes and gave them to the poor. Irish immigrants came to America in tatters, and then they sold the torn ones to make money.

Many 19th-century women's magazines, such as Godey's and Harper's Bazaar, included in their issues tattered patterns and instructions. In the 1940s, Patterns for needlework, crochet, knitting, and quilting were introduced on a magazine called The Work Basket. It is increasingly popular among ladies to sew beautiful lace clothes for themselves and their families. In addition, they were also taught how to make pillows out of torn fabric

How to observe International Tatting Day

International Tatting Day is for everyone. You are encouraged to use the shuttles to create unique lace products on this day. Besides making products, you are also encouraged to use tatting products. They are so beautiful and soft. Share the items and instructions on how to make them on social media with the hashtag #InternationalTattingDay.


International Tatting Day has been observed annually on April 1st.


Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Tuesday, April 1st, 2025

Wednesday, April 1st, 2026

Thursday, April 1st, 2027

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