SEARSPORT — On Wednesday, Feb. 1, and again Wednesday, March 1, Penobscot Marine Museum holds an introduction to tatting workshop at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The workshop is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Participants will receive a materials list. Registration is required.

Tatting is a kind of lace handiwork that uses a small shuttle to create patterns out of a series of knots. Historically, tatters made doilies and trim for hankies and clothing. Today, tatting projects range from holiday ornaments to jewelry to elaborate 3D creations. This workshop will go over how to hold your shuttle, the tatting double stitch, picots (loops), making rings, making chains, how to read a pattern, and how to hide your ends.

This program is part of a series of winter workshops and presentations that began in 2021 and explore the lives of Coastal Maine women through textiles and handicrafts in the Penobscot Marine Museum collection. This series is inspired by a tatted bonnet in the museum’s collection that once belonged to Wealthy P. Nichols.

This series continues with a talk about Nichols’ tatting and her life at sea Thursday, Feb. 16, and a workshop inspired by Nichols’ tatted bonnet Thursday, March 2.

For more information or to register, visit, or contact Jeana Ganskop at or 207-548-2529.