Tatted Butterfly with Cluny Leaves
This is a pattern by Dagmar Pezzuto from Brazil. She has designed a butterfly with uses the tatted cluny leaf in the wings. It is an intriguing pattern which calls for concentration!
For those tatters who would like to review the basics of cluny or petal tatting please see: https://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art37349.asp
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.
But don't be daunted by that. We all need to learn new techniques and you will enjoy this one soon.
Please email me at https://www.bellaonline.com/about/tatting for a color photo of the model.
SR : split ring
CH : chain
- : picot
--- : long picot
--------- : very long picot
Hanging Cluny = HC
Clr : close ring
2 shuttles or 2 sewing needles. (I like to use 2 needles sewing for hanging cluny.)
Begin with the Body
Chain: 5ds - 5ds
All chains 4 ds (2x)
5 ds (3x)
6 ds (2x)
5 ds (2x)
Chain: 5ds --------- 5ds. Tie and cut. Cut the very long picot to make the antennae.
Wings (note HC = Hanging Cluny)
4ds - HC 1 (7passes) 5ds, HC 2 (9 passes) - 5ds, HC 3 (11 passes) - 5ds, HC 4 (13 passes) - 5ds, HC 5 (15 passes) 5ds.
SR 1 2ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 2ds / 4ds + HC 5. Cl.
Split chain : 2ds – 2ds
SR 2 2ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 2ds – 3ds – 2ds / 4ds. Cl.
5 ds + HC 5 5ds HC 6 (13 passes) 5ds + HC 4, 5ds HC 7 (11 passes) 5ds + HC 3 , 3ds HC 8 (9 passes) 3ds + HC 2 , 3ds HC 9 (7 passes) 2ds + HC 1, 5ds + body.
5ds + HC 9 2ds, HC 10 (7 passes) 5ds + HC 8, 2ds HC 11 (9 passes) 5ds + HC 7, 2ds HC 12 (13 passes) 5ds + HC 6, 3ds.
Split chain : 3 ds – 3ds
SR 3 2ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 1ds – 2ds / 5ds + HC 12, 4ds. Clr
5ds + HC 12, - 5ds – 2ds + HC 11, 5ds + HC 10 – 5ds + the body.
Lock Stitch Chain
Make a chain with lock stitch around the wing joining to picot.
Make picot in the chain to join in next chain.
5ds – 5ds + 5ds – 5ds + 5ds – 5ds + 5ds – 5ds +
5ds – 1ds --- 1ds – 5ds + 5ds – 5ds + 5ds – 5ds – 5ds – 5ds +
5ds – 5ds + 3ds – 1ds --- 1ds – 3ds + 5ds + 2ds – 5ds + 5ds – 2ds + 5ds + the body.
Please contact me at https://www.bellaonline.com/about/tatting for a color photo of the butterfly. Enjoy.
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