Tatting shuttle
Tatting Tat"ting, n. A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch. [1913 Webster]

{Tatting shuttle}, the shuttle on which the thread used in tatting is wound. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tatting — Tat ting, n. A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch. [1913 Webster] {Tatting shuttle}, the shuttle on which the thread used in tatting is wound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tatting — This page is about a form of lace making otheruses Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other… …   Wikipedia

  • shuttle — [shut′ l] n. [ME schutylle < OE scytel, missile < base of sceotan, to SHOOT: so called because shot to and fro with the thread in weaving] 1. a) an instrument containing a reel or spool of the woof thread, used in weaving to carry the… …   English World dictionary

  • tatting — ► NOUN 1) a kind of knotted lace made by hand with a small shuttle. 2) the process of making such lace. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • tatting — [tat′iŋ] n. [prob. < Brit dial. tat, to tangle] 1. a fine lace made by looping and knotting thread that is wound on a hand shuttle: used for edging, trimming, etc. 2. the act or process of making this …   English World dictionary

  • tatting — /tat ing/, n. 1. the act or process of making a kind of knotted lace of cotton or linen thread with a shuttle. 2. such lace. [1835 45; orig. uncert.] * * * ▪ decorative arts  process by which a fabric akin to lace is made of thread with a small… …   Universalium

  • shuttle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English shittle, shutle, from Old English scutel, scytel dart; akin to Old Norse skutill bolt, Old English scēotan to shoot more at shoot Date: 14th century 1. a. a device used in weaving for passing the thread of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tatting — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1842 1. a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle 2. the act or process of making tatting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tatting — noun 1》 a kind of knotted lace made by hand with a small shuttle. 2》 the process of making such lace. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • tatting — tat•ting [[t]ˈtæt ɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo the act or process of making knotted lace of cotton thread with a shuttle 2) clo such lace • Etymology: 1835–45; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

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