Shirley Burger

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I have had the pattern for this cross for many years. have no idea whose design it is, but would be happy to attribute it to the designer if I knew. I used size 80 thread DMC color #55 for the edging, and size 70 Coats & Clark color #161 for the inside. Click on the picture for the enlarged picture to show the stitches.

And here you see my attempts to do the cluny leaf. The leaf itself was fairly easy and didn't turn out too bad. But it was impossible for me to join it to the rest of the tatting because my fingers could not hold the threads adequately. I think this is my last attempt because it took over half an hour to do one leaf and my fingers really hurt. So much for that!!!! Comments welcome. lol


At January 22, 2009 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Tatman said...

Despite the frustration and how long it takes you to make the cluny(in bobbin lace it is called a leaf tally, more appropriate term...Cluny is a place), I think you still did really well. Your pass overs are nice and even and you made the pass overs go in tight on the ends and out a good distance and gave it a good shape. I always thought that the tally looked like a trilobyte(prehistoric animal) and yours do look like trilobytes! I do hope that you will revisit them and make many more "trilobytes" in your designs.

At January 22, 2009 at 6:03 PM , Blogger H J said...

Your work looks very good. You should feel proud of yourself.

At January 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM , Blogger TattingChic said...

Your clunies are lovely! Good job. That is something to be very proud of! :)

At January 23, 2009 at 2:31 AM , Blogger Linda S Davies said...

From your comments on HBT I expected to see clunies that didn't look anything like clunies! But not so!!! Your clunies are taking on a very good shape and I'm sure that if you leave it a little while and then go back to them, you will find joining them to your work will become easier each time you try!

At January 23, 2009 at 5:07 AM , Blogger LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Your clunies look really nice. Perhaps a little more practice and your fingers won't hurt so bad?

At January 24, 2009 at 6:57 PM , Blogger BJ said...

Just dropping by to check up on your new work. I love being able to see what you've accomplished. Leaf Tallys are on my 2009 learn list; but at the bottom ~'case of cowardice.
Yours are VERY nice...and you should feel very good about your accomplishment. Isn't it wonderful when we learn a new technique?
I always say I am proof that one can teach an old dog a new trick or two! or...a new tat or two! Have a Blessed New Year Shirley!

At February 2, 2009 at 12:00 AM , Blogger Randi said...

Shirley, your tatting looks great! Have you tried a 'cluny loom'? You can find patterns to make one of shrink plastic or of a plastic canvas star at:



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