I took Jane Eborall’s ‘New Moon’ class at Tat Days. I always enjoy her patterns. I put grey Lizbeth thread my shuttles and used size 11 clear seed beads. For all that the class was a level one I enjoyed it. The nose of the moon is the one tricky spot in the pattern. I got just past that point when the class ended.
I was finally able to finish it the week following Tat Days.
I also took Mimi Dillman’s Cluny Improvement Motif. I had never done clunies except as practice, and only in the previous few weeks. I am so glad that I took the class. Mimi showed a different way to hold your hand for the loom which made it soooo much easier than what I had been doing.
The improvement motif definitely made me work on improving clunies. But Mimi was right – I think my best cluny was the first one, not the last.
After I got home I started another cluny motif, not because I had finished the first but because I didn’t have it with me when I wanted to tat. The second motif was made in two colors – the ones that were already on the shuttles. Both of them are now finished
I have some work to do on making those color changes look better – and the clunies themselves. But at least now I like making clunies. Don’t be surprised if they end up in some of my future patterns.
I haven’t yet finished my other two Tat Days projects. Both will need my full attention to get them right. I’m hoping to have time – and energy – to finish them soon.
“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” Friedrich Nietzsche brainy quote.com