This pattern print is a thin and evenly spaced vertical and horizontal stripe. Typically this pattern is made of two yarn colors to create a square shaped cloth pattern. This has been done by the joining of a single piece of yarn, known as the weft, being drawn through the warp. A warp is the weaving of the cloth.
This treasured print was originated in London of 1766 from the Tattersall’s Market. “Old Tatt” better known as Richard Tattersall, was the main auctioneer of race horses in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. This print pattern was used for the blankets on the horses at the market, and how it received its name.
Tattersall’s Market is still in operation today and is still very well known for their prestigious quality of race horses. The name has changed slightly by dropping the apostrophe but horse trading is still at large. The Tattersall print pattern is also still used on shirts such as Flannel s and Polo’s; you may also see it on table clothes, blankets, and other cloth fashions.