International Tatting Day - April 1
Mon, Apr 1, 2024

International Tatting Day

International Tatting Day is an international holiday dedicated to the art of weaving called “frivolite”. This kind of lace has an ancient history. The holiday is celebrated every year on April 1.


The history of frivolity begins around the 18th century. At that time this type of weaving became the most similar to the modern one. The art of frivolity is based on an ancient craft called “knotting”. Researchers say it was used in ancient times in China and Egypt. The main field of application is clothing embellishment.

Frivolita was first described in literature in 1843. Over time, special books were developed, which described the process of creating lace. It was from the 19th century, many women became fond of the art of frivolite. The popularity of this direction in weaving is enormous: it is known in all corners of the world, with small differences characteristic of each country.

The celebration of International Tatting Day dates back to the 1990s. Every year on April 1, lovers of this type of weaving exchange photos of their creations, give helpful advice to beginners, and, of course, create new lace!

Interesting facts

  • There are about 70 names for frivolite in different languages of the world.
  • The main trend of fretwork in the modern world is the decoration of clothing, bedding, tablecloths, etc. The main trend of fretwork in the modern world is the decoration of garments, bedclothes, tablecloths, etc.
  • There are many versions of the art of hand weaving. For example, one of the most popular attributes the emergence of the craft of “knotting” to fishermen who used knots to weave nets.

How to celebrate

Learn the basics of fretwork. This holiday is a great opportunity to learn how to create beautiful lace. Start mastering the skill of weaving today!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask the users, do they do weaving? If not, would they like to learn?

When is International Tatting Day celebrated in 2024?

International Tatting Day is observed on April 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday April 1 2024
Tuesday April 1 2025

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