Also known as 'Dumpster Diving', Tatting is a form of recycling, most commonly performed in early morning or late at night, it is the practice of rooting through skips behind shops to see what usable stuff they have thrown away.
It is a surprisingly common practice, recently having an article devoted to it in The Sunday Times.
On my first night tatting I found a couple ahead of me who showed me where some great CD's were, although they took a teacup set and lots of books to sell at a car-boot sale...
Tatting is the act of reproducing/mirroring and capturing on video, Tattoo's famous line from the opening credits of the 1977+ ABC television show Fantasy Island, where Tattoo boldly announces atop of a bell tower, "De dlane, De plane!". In order for a tatting to be correct, "De Plane" must be said twice and the Tatter must be pointing skyward.
There are two forms of Tatting that are reserved for advanced tatters only:
1) If you are actually pointing to a real plane
2) If a bell sound is captured immediately prior to the tatting.
I just posted the best tatting to my Facepage. I was Tatting on a Gay Pride Parade float AND there was a 727 in the sky. I rock!