Back to the basics with two colors of thread and a larger size. Starting at the bead (1) this first cluny was made during the class. Asking questions as I typed with one hand as the other held the loom. I was able to relax my hand and adjust the tension once rested, and start weaving the cluny again. I also realized that I needed to start much closer to the previous element and to use a template (post it note) to keep all clunys the same size.
Finally the last two done using my hand again.
In all cases I had no issues closing the loom. I hope to show you more cluny tatting once I've had more practice. I also think better threads will make much better cluny. Do you remember what your first cluny looked like? Do you use a loom or your hand?
Jennifer Williams Cluny weave and closing
Muskaan Tips on Clunies