Preserving a Piece of History: Lower White River Museum State Park Hosts Tatting Workshop Saturday

Kimberly J. Williams
The lives of our Arkansas ancestors have always fascinated me. Unlike society today, these men and women couldn’t just drive to the corner market or closest store to pick up any and every thing they needed.

Many of our Arkansas State Parks offer visitors the opportunity to experience life in Arkansas centuries ago through their workshops, ranging from soap making to Dutch oven cooking to quilting. Tatting was a very popular style of making lace during the Victorian era.

The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc hosts a Beginning Tatting workshop on Jan. 15, focusing on techniques to make the beautiful lace used in collars, doilies and other decorative pieces. The cost of the workshop is $10 and includes all material. Registration is required. To find out more information on the workshop, call the museum at 870-256-3711.

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