here. There is also a link to a cluny instruction page, both shuttle and needle. You will make 32 tallies for this pattern.
I am using a gifted vintage thread, size 30, color unknown. It was wrapped around an envelop so perhaps whatever was originally made was undone. The thread is very smooth so perfect for cluny making. The color change helps me keep track of the threads and I can count the wraps easily.
I have found that as I go along in this pattern the tallies are getting a wee bit better. I still have quite a bit of twisting but hope that blocking will save me.
I need to figure out how to put in a picot for joining between tallies. I found that the pop a bobbin provided adjustable tension and sat nicely behind my fingers and kept the center thread tight. When I wrapped the thread around my little finger it was too slippery and didn't stay. I also found that I don't need a lot of space for the loom if I use a thin shuttle for wrapping. With less space you can wrap faster and there is less of a chance to drop your shuttle.
I used a post-it note to mark my place in the pattern and just realized I could use one to assist in keeping the tallies more consistent. Well the final piece is below and I'm feeling more confident. I know the tallies are not near perfect but I was able to close them all without breaking thread and no cramping of my hand. I just may make another.