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Learning to tat! With yarn, not ink

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  Tatting is a surprisingly ambiguous word.  Yarn or ink?  Both can involve needles, technically!  I enjoy picking up new yarn hobbies, and I've only ever heard of tatting -- never seen examples of it, or met anyone else who tats, or even knows what tatting is ("like tattoos?"). Tatting is a pretty old fibercraft, and is much less efficient at creating fabric than knitting or crochet or weaving.  I think it's primarily a decorative craft, as tatted fabric is fairly open and lacey, and would not drape well.   In any case, I finally purchased some tatting shuttles and needles and embarked on a short YouTube tutorial journey.