Friday, July 17, 2009

Cluny Crazy!

At our tatting class last night we worked on clunies! We started off learning the basics on a plastic loom and then we learned how to weave the cluny on our hands. The loom was a great way to learn the basics and get the feel for the fundamentals, but now I prefer to use my hand.

My first cluny barely had any shape and was so little! I'm a very tight tatter/knitter etc. so it was barely a quarter of an inch long! On my second attempt I pulled the wrong thread first, so I was stuck with a giant loop coming out the top. Ah, Well, nobody said the beginnings would be pretty!

Now that I have practiced some and feel a little more confident, I started a pattern this morning. I chose my green and purple 'Lizbeth threads and I have to say that it's coming along pretty well. After doing more and more clunys (Ok, does 'clunys' end with a 'ys' or 'ies'??) I'm starting to get the feel for them and like doing them A LOT!! So I'm going to find a couple more patterns that have clunys in them and give it a whirl. They say that practice makes perfect, so I'll dive in and see where this cluny adventure takes me!


Unknown said...

Congrats on learning more about clunies! That is one of my favorite cluny motifs to practise on! I think I did a bunch in green and purple, as well!

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Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Good for you! I love the pattern you're using!

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