Tuesday, June 6, 2023
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Port Allen- West Baton Rouge Museum will host a series of tatting workshops led by Louisiana artist, Christy Benoit Castille. Tatting is a timeless handwork which dates back to the 1700's and can be found throughout Europe. Tatting is used with a double thread to create double knots.
Beginner Shuttle Tatting will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. In this class, participants will use their fingers similar to knitting or crochet and will focus on mastering the double stitch. The results are creating beautiful edging that can be used on heirloom clothing. Please note, participants should not have dexterity (arthritis or joint) issues.
Space is limited, and advanced registration is required by calling the West Baton Rouge Museum at 225-336-2422. The cost is $30. Payment may be mailed in or paid in person by cash, check, or credit card.
Christy Benoit Castille is a member of many craft guilds such as Tatters Across Time, the Louisiana Crafts Guild, and the International Organization of Lace. She first became interested in tatting after seeing her great grandmother's tatting shuttle and handwork. It has been her mission ever since not only to learn the craft but also to pass on the skill set and beautiful history of this traditional art form.