My Free Patterns

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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Time to tackle the Cluny

I have not actually attempted cluny tatting (or leaf tatting) before.  No, that is not right.  I did it once before, just once a long time ago, learning ot through the Online Tatting Class. I thought I had a picture of it somewhere - now I couldn't find it.  Maybe I did that before I started blogging.  Oh, nevermind.

Anyway, it is about time that I make a serious attempt of learning it ang there is no better way than to do a project that requires it.  I had this pattern for a doily printed then but had put it away.  It surfaced one day, which is another reason for this sudden urge to try the cluny again.

The pattern is Pam's Round Robin Doily available online  from Mimi Dilman's website,

I started on the frst round with a size 20 thread which happens to be what I already have on the shuttle. Here is a icture of the first round,

I was very happy with it but realised that I made a mistake in the long chain when I wanted to join the 2nd round to it.  I misread the pattern and was short of one picot in all the long chains.  Could not do much with this, but it does make a neat little motif on its own so I'll keep it for when I have a use for it later.

After finishing a project with size 60, somehow size 20 doesn't feel so nice anymore.  So, I decided to use a size 40 thread for the second attempt, since I have a lot in that size.  The colour is bright yellow, though it may not look so in this photo.

The next three rounds are all chains, so I may be able to post a photo of that soon.

11 comments:

  1. Oh your tatting always looks so nice and You can always use that sweet little one for a pin cushion too. I made a You tube movie on Cluny tatting couple years ago my name is Madtatter80 if you want to check it out. I thinking of doing it again to make it shorter and to mention tightening at beginning and end of the leaf but it is very clear and worth checking out.

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    1. I will definitely go over to your site when I reach the round with the clunies. Thank you.

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  2. Looks a nice pattern, I have not seen this pattern before so thank you for sharing it.
    I will watch your progress
    Margaret

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  3. You're right, that is an attractive motif on its own. It would look very pretty sewn onto a bag or hung in a window.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the doily! I did one small motif once with clunies but didn't enjoy them very much, so I haven't done any more. I hope they go well for you!

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    1. Well, I tried it once and it took a very long time for me to try this again. I don't usually attempt a new technique unless I have a need for it.

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  4. Good luck with that! I have tatted just ONE Cluny, and that was learned in a Qld Tatter's class a couple of years ago - I have never felt the need to produce another one. But they look beautiful when they have been mastered. Will you be using a loom? - I think that is what I found so difficult to manage.

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    1. May try both method, with a loom or using my fingers as a loom, to see which gives a better look.

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  5. That is a pretty pattern, Jon, even without the Cluny leaves.

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  6. You're a brave woman! Cluny leaves scare me. It will be interesting to watch your progress.

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