Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!
Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of Cluny lace?
Cluny lace has long pointed tallies called wheat ears and is a geometric style of bobbin lace.
With today’s freebie you can get the same look without twisting lengths of thread on a bobbin. Instead there’s a technique called Petal or Cluny Tatting that can give you the same effect.
The work is done with a shuttle and ball. It’s not easy, but by taking a look at the tutorial links below and practice, you can probably come up with a pretty Petal Tatting edge.
There are many places on the internet with tutorials on Petal or Cluny tatting. Here are a few:
Tatting a Cluny Leaf A YouTube video by tatmantats
Tatting Cluny Leaves by Hand A Needle Tatter’s Version
Hanging Cluny Leaf Flower Pattern and process by Tim TenClay
Also, in my research on Cluny Tatting, I found a super website by Georgia Seitz aka AKTATTER called Hanging the Cluny. She has a great page of information and links for making this pretty lace.
Here’s the pattern included in Aunt Ellen’s How-To Book on Needlework published in 1954.
To print the pattern or any other photo on the post, click on it, it will open in a new window, go to file, print and you’ll have a printed copy of the page.
Also at the bottom of the post there is a green Print Friendly button that will give you several options to print and save.
Find more about Tatting and how to do it in this previous post, Tatting Instructions.
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