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Books1906 of 25691950- wizard of ozold coins book
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Posted 6 years ago


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I havnt had time to research this yet but I'll write more about what this book is all about.
It's from the 60's and to be honest I dont know what tatting is : )


  1. hotkitties, 6 years ago
    Tatting is making lace, edging for doilies, pillowcases, etc. Almost like crochet.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I'm reminded of the expression 'old tat'.

    Lace was expensive.
    Tatting was a cheap alternative to lace.
    Secondhand lace was called 'tat'.
    Old lace was discarded and became 'old tat'.

    By extension in Cockney London anything second-hand was 'tat'.
    In the sixties second-hand dealers were called 'tatters' or 'totters' scornfully.
    In my youth I was called a 'tat-queen'!
    I liked buying stuff from 'tat shops'

    These days 'tatting' is respectable and is called 'collecting'.

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