The art of making tatted lace is ancient. It created a durable lace, good for use as edging, doilies, and collars. Shuttle tatting is the earliest method of making lace, using a series of knots and loops to create the item. Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) are home to an exceptional collection of Southern needlework that spans seven states. Many museum guests visit specifically for our textile and needlework collections.
Our tatting kit includes a tatting shuttle, a skein of size 5 pearl cotton, illustrated instructions, and history. For children 10 and up and adults.