Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

First Foray Into Cluny Design!

As the title suggests, this is my first attempt at trying to design a motif incorporating clunies. When I saw how fabulous Elisadusud's cluny tatting was I knew I had to master this technique! I had tried clunies in the past and managed to "create" a passable example but seeing Elisa's I knew that I had to bite the bullet and get some proper practice in.

After several trial runs I started my motif and by the time I had done my second round of clunies I found that I was really getting to grips with them. I occassionally find that the centre warp thread becomes irritatingly loose and can't seem to understand why, but then I will do another couple without any problem at all.

Ah well, as I have told many of my students in the past, it just takes practice, practic, pratice!


Jon Yusoff said...

Good for you, Linda. I have not braved myself to try clunies in my designs. I tried a few practise pieces and they always come out not quite right. someday, someday .....

Unknown said...

Beautiful work, Linda!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Good for you, Linda! I've made two very feeble attempts at Clunies... I guess I just haven't been interested enough to remain persistent. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

Art by JoyMac said...

This piece is just lovely

Tatskool said...

All I can say is WOW that will be stunning. I haven't even tried clunies yet but would love to be able to do them.

MimiD said...

Linda, have you found a way to keep the centre thread from loosening while you weave? If not, I have 2 suggestions:
1. Wind the ball thread onto another shuttle. The shuttle will provide extra weight and keep that thread from unwinding from your little finger
2. Hang hackle pliers or some similar weighted object from the thread between your little finger and the ball to provide the weight to keep the loops on.
I usually use method 2.
Keep up the lovely work!