(Latin for teacher's web)- I'm no spider but I can tat a web. I started learning tatting (shuttle) and Latin the same year - MCMLXXIX.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
clunies - nuntium centesimum octogesimum primum
I've long admired cluny leaves in tatting and while I understood the concept, I just couldn't quite get the actuality to look like I wanted. But then I saw this video on Les Frivolités de Pandore. The tatter is French and while there is French text, I believe you could learn from just watching. The video is clearly done. (And I love her blog because of a wonderful pun. Frivolité is the French word for tatting- you probably knew that- and the French adjective "frivole" means "frivolous" just like you might think. This charming tatter ends each post with "Soyons (= let's be) frivoles", basically "Let's be frivolous" and "Let's tat" in one delightful pun. I smile each time I see it!
Here are not my very first efforts (previous years) but certainly the ones I've liked the best.
practice Cluny leaves in Lizbeth size 20
I first started really liking clunies in the beautiful work of Elisadusud. I haven't seen anything new from her in a long time but her work continues to inspire. Do you like to do clunies? How about a favorite pattern? I don't think I have one pattern in all my books with one. Do you have a favorite book whose focus is clunies?