I am SO excited with this new pattern by Sharon Briggs, and this new- to-me HDT by Snappish on Etsy. (are you reading this Liyarra?) I couldn't wait to post this!
This is one of Sharon's new ones that she very graciously has let me try. I must admit I fiddled with the pattern because I wanted the clunies bigger ( as I am THE Cluny Klutz) and then of course the whole thing had to be changed to get the chains the right length. Not only that, I added beads. Couldn't NOT add beads. Hmmm.... I think it might be Maebh's influence again...
I am going to tat another one, this time following the correct instructions, but I wanted to post this right away!
Must get the cluny thing handled. I go to Elisadusd's blog ALL the time to see her superb clunies. Her work is so exact and consistent; Elisa says that she does at least 20 passes.... So, I tried that on Sharon's pattern; that is why everything is so squished.
When will someone have a Cluny Class?
(This was an attempt to understand the order of chains and rings in tatting clunies - which aren't tatted, but ...what is the word? They created with a shuttle - woven?)
The ThreadLiyarra told me months ago about it - Bre-Aly Threads from Snappish on Etsy. Loved using it. It is rather flat, as opposed to shiny, but has a lovely feel and is consistent both in the way the colours change and in the thickness. Very nice thread, Brenda!
I have two dye-lots, both is #30. Maybe I'll do the next one in the other colourway. Maybe not!