Tatting Workshop

The Course

Tatting is a form of lace making, using a shuttle to form knots, rather than the traditional lace makers’ pillows and bobbins. It is thought to have derived from the knots that sailors used on their thick warps, and these were quickly adapted by the lacemakers, using fine cotton, to provide edgings for garments, making the garment trade more lucrative because of the beautiful decorations. During the course you will learn the basic stitches, and how to make rings and joining chains, then work from a pattern making a small motif.

The Tutors

Rose Savage trained as a teacher and worked for some time, until her family began to arrive, teaching 7 to 8 year olds. Once the family was at school she worked first for a publishing company, and finally spent 13 years at West Sussex County Council before she retired in 2007. She started learning to knit when she was about seven years old. By the time she was in her teens she had learnt to crochet and tat and was also making her own clothes. She was lucky that her parents were involved with a very active Community Center where classes were held and was always encouraged in the practise of arts and crafts.

Participant Information

Places are limited to 5 participants.

Please bring a tatting shuttle and a very fine hook. All other materials will be provided.

Fee & Refreshments

£55 per person, to include tuition, tea and coffee. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


Sat 29 February 2020