But thanks to the internet, the techniques will be preserved for eternity. I dedicate this blog to Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Macrame and a host of other lace making techniques I finally won my battle with making Cluny leaves. We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made.We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time. Usually done with the aid of a shuttle or needle, it can also be done with just a spool of thread.
I even managed this butterfly with 8 cluny leaves in it. TATTING as a craft goes back hundreds of years, but like many crafts, it's popularity has peaked and waned over the years.In 1760, the famous artist Sir Joshua Reynolds painted "Portrait of Anne, Countess of Albemarle", and she is shown holding her tatting shuttle and ball of string. O = is obviously a ring C = chains - we know stands for picots and a join o / = split rings and therefore c / must be split chains I copied and pasted the first line of of the pattern page (which I now know is in German) in google search as I did not know the link to this pattern. I added a few leaves in weaving stitch, the carpet of grass in detached buttonhole, a few sequins and beads for field flowers. So I added a couple of flowers in the same shade and it blended with the yellow of the butterfly. So I decided to try stranded cotton for the flowers. But I only had two small lengths of yarn (stranded Cotton) in that particular shade of pink and so I compromised on the number of picots in the last ring of both flowers. After all the struggle to decipher what the instructions said! A Single ring for the head and the butterfly looked natural complete with feelers.