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Beaded Cluny Necklace - Dagmar Pezzuto

a tatted lace centerpiece with cluny leaves and beading by Dagmar Pezzuto

I first encountered "cluny" or "petal" in Aunt Ellen's "Tatting Handbook" A Treasury of Techniques and Projects (a Workbasket publication.) Many were the times that I would wrap my hand for the loom, stick my tongue in the left side of my cheek and give it a try. Personally I called it "death grip tatting". Eventually I was able to manage it but my first attempt at a real motif using cluny tatting was less than perfect.

cover of the Aunt Ellen's

This type of cluny is used in the place of a chain or a split ring, in order to progress from point A to point B.

a cluny leaf in progress on a loom

However, this new pattern by Dagmar Pezzuto (see also http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5040.asp Cluny Butterfly) uses the "hanging" cluny. The Hanging Cluny (HCL) progresses from point A to point B but does not continue. It returns to point A. It can, however, join to another tatted element such as a picot.


R = ring

CL = cluny

CH = chain

SR = split ring

HCL = hanging cluny

- = picot

ZZ = zig zag

Clr = close

small circle = seed beads

medium circle = beads n 4

large circle = beads n 8

Load seed beads on the chain thread.

Load the seed beads for the cluny leaf on shuttle one.


R1 = 5ds 5ds ( + the bead ) 5ds clr

R2 = 5ds + R1 5ds (3 seed beads)5ds 5ds. clr

HCL 1 = (20 Passes) with 3 seed beads in passes 5, 10, 15 .

Leave a picot.

Put the bead n 8 (large bead) in picot and secure with clip, safety pin, or paper clip.

SR 3 = 5ds + R2 5ds + bead / 5ds 5ds.

Repeat 6 x.

In the last hanging cluny join to the central bead. Cut and Tie.

CHAIN ( 2x)

R = 1ds (seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds + ( between SR3 / SR4) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds. Clr

ZZ = 1ds(seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds(seed bead) 1ds. (4x)

CH = 5ds 5ds 5ds.

Make the desired length.

Attach to the clasp.

a tatted lace centerpiece with cluny leaves and beading by Dagmar Pezzuto

For an alternative method to work this necklace center with regular cluny leaves instead of the hanging cluny leaves, please email me at http://www.bellaonline.com/about/tatting

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