Sunday, October 31, 2010

Doing things for the first time!

Here are a couple of motifs, which normally I would be ashamed to share. However, today I am showing you them because they each contain six clunies and two split chains. I had watched Elisa carefully, and with a little help from Jane's instruction page I did it. I will need a lot more practice before I can produce them with the speed and accuracy of Elisa, but only by practising will I get to that. These are my first, and already I see some improvement between the first and the second.                
Here we have another first, because I "designed " this square myself. OK, it's nothing to be so pleased about... but I was sitting in a boring meeting at work, doodling in my notebook, and I drew this. I thought "You could tat that..." and so I worked out a stitch count, and here it is. I never thought I would ever make my own design, and now I have! So I am quite pleased. The pattern should fit with repeats to make a larger square, which is something I might try sometime, for now I am off to watch the latest episode of Downton Abbey, (secret sin!)

9 comments:

Gina said...

I think your clunies are wonderful! At one time when I was doing them a lot, they turned out fairly well but a few weeks ago I tried again for the first time in several years and they were BAD. Not anywhere as nice as these, so feel good about them!

The design is great too. Keep at it!

Tattingrid said...

There is no need to be modest about those clunies! They are perfect. And designing yourself: great! Your stitches are so perfectly regular..

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I also think your clunies are wonderful! Some day I will try them!

Fox said...

I am downright jealous. There. I said it! I have been at this cluny business for over a year and a half and I STILL cannot make them look decent. And this is your FIRST try! You should be proud of yourself! These are very good!

Fox of the Green Eyes : ))

***Jon**** said...

I have not tried clunies yet. Yours are looking great. So is the motif that you designed.

snowy said...

Thank you for all the encouragement, and I will keep on trying. Fox, these aren't my absolute first, just the first time I felt I could even vaguely incorperate the cluny into a design!
And thank you for being kind about the square, it is lovely to have the feedback.

MimiD said...

Your clunies are beauties! You obviously have the idea of shaping down pat (perhaps due in part to bobbin lace?). Congratulate yourself! The rest will come with practice. The square is lovely and should duplicate well.

Elisadusud said...

Bravo ! Your clunies are very good now.You can be proud ! Kisses

Liyarra said...

Good job!! Isn't it great when something you see pops into your head as tatting!!!!
Love your blog and your tatting.