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.