Tattin' Jive

By Tim TenClay - tim (at) knotsandmore.com

NATA #253


Wrap, Under, Over, Tight,
Over, Under, Tight;
Flying shuttles, flipping knots,
Through the day and night.

Nothing changes as it's learned,
It's just a simple stitch,
Here from shuttle, there from ball
Without a single glitch.

Some would say we've all gone mad,
Others sit amazed;
But all can see the beauty made
Through the simple phrase:

Wrap, Under, Over, Tight,
Over, Under, Tight;
You can do it, Yes you can,
All the day and night!

� 2003 Tim TenClay

Note: "Wrap, Under, Over, Tight; Over, Under, Tight" - is a little saying I came up with for my students.
It describes what the shuttle hand does in tatting.