Tatting

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Tatting is a very old technique for handcrafting lace. The instrument that is used is called a shuttle, and it is similar to the needle used in netmaking, although much smaller. Tatting was traditionally used to make lace for ladies' dresses as well as doilies and other decorative uses. Because it is extremely time consuming (it can take hours to make only an inch of lace) it is very rarely practiced anymore.