Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Catching Up On All the Tatting Blogs

I've been tatting away on various projects but none of them are very inspiring right now. I've started and stopped a number of times and just can't seem to decide what I want to work on next.

When all else fails, I tat little butterflies or other small motifs to use up thread left on shuttles. I guess I think if I have empty shuttles, I'll be ready to fill them with beautiful thread for the next tatting project.

Since I haven't figured out what I want to work on, I decided to catch up on all the tatting blogs. Everyone is making such beautiful tatted items and that inspires me. Thank you tatters for posting and sharing your work.

I think I'll check out my pattern books and look online and try something I've never tatted before. One technique that seems very popular right now is cluny tatting. So far I have failed miserably at making clunies so I will look for more info online and perhaps some new videos and give it a try.

Any suggestions on where I might find instructions for making clunies? Videos are great because I'm very much a visual learner. It reminds me of learning to make split rings and split chains. I tried and tried and tried and finally the light went on and I got it. I'm hoping for the same reaction to making clunies!


  1. Found this on YouTube:

    There's also this one, but it's not in English:

    I also have this bookmarked, but it's needle tatting:

    Well, that's it. LOL. I haven't even tried Cluny leaves, so I'm not sure how helpful these will be, but I couldn't help trying. ;-)

    -Stephanie Grace

  2. ElisaduSud is the Cluny-Tatting Queen. Check her out at: http://elisadusud.canalblog.com/. She also has videos.
    Have fun!

  3. Cluny is my biggest envy of shuttle tatters. I wish someone would teach me how to make it on the needle, that is the only technique missing in my work. Go for it, it makes any project look polished :)

  4. The videos are very helpful. Thank you. I think they could be done with a needle or a shuttle.


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