News from the Museum – December

From the Esterhazy Community Museum, December 2015

This month we feature handiwork (tatting) that some ladies worked on in the evening hours after a long day of sustaining and maintaining a household.

frivolite

The above picture displays the art of tatting or frivolite.  The elegant handiwork involved tying multiple knots and loops of thread into a beautiful design.  It was such intricate work that it would often require a magnifying glass to complete the pattern.

We believe a tatting shuttle could have been used in this procedure as well as a tatting needle.  One lady explained that her brother was a very accomplished tatter.

We feature this article as a prelude to our newly planned Drop-In Evening taking place at the Esterhazy Community Museum.  The evenings will occur once a month from January to April.  We invite all who are interested in the craft of knitting, crocheting, tatting, or needlepoint to bring your project and spend the evening working in fellowship.

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