Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Cluny Zipper Pull

This Cluny Zipper Pull was one of the classes I took at the Shuttlebirds Workshop a few weeks ago.  I actually finished the project and brought it to breakfast on Sunday morning before we left, alas that was the last I saw if it.  I hope it has found a good home.  So I wanted to make another to use in an exchange. 

I didn't have a Cabone ring but searched my stash and found a plastic ring (I think this may have come off a bra strap) and used my nail file to remove rough edges. It was not the right size so I adjusted the pattern to fit.   

The pattern is by Mimi Dillman who gave me many pointers regarding making cluny leaves at the workshop. I do need a few more years of practice though but happy that I can wind my hand without thinking and my leaves always close although not as pretty as hers.  

I love using this vintage thread to make cluny leaves.  I don't know the name of it so if you recall please let me know. 

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  1. That looks wonderful. Love the variegated thread. Is it a published pattern? Mimi is so good at clunies. I hope she showed you the shortcut method of making your loom, where you pull the thread down.

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    1. Oh yes she showed us a lot, but I like the "old fashioned way" of making the loom as it works for me. Not published yet.

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  2. What a shame you lost your original! You've done a very good job of this one. I think it must be wonderful to have an expert show you just what to do, though yes, practice is always necessary.

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    1. Thanks Jane, so true. practice practice practice.

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  3. I'm not good at clunies but yours look amazing to me. My ambition now is to get as good as you and, perhaps one day even as good as Mimi although I think she's going to agree yours are very darn great.

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    1. I had never taken a cluny class before, now I see where I need improvement. It will take a long time to be as good as Mimi.

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  4. Der Anhänger sieht sehr schön aus!

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  5. It's great and saw this splendid peice on Instagram too clunies look great 🌹❤️🌹

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  6. That looks wonderful!!! I think your clunies look great(coming from someone who hasn't really ventured there yet). :)

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  7. I recognise the thread, sorry I can't remember who made it, it might be coats, I know it was sold in a shop called Woolworth because I brought it in there back in the 1960s. I had an old aunt who used it to do tatted lace edging on hankys and I still have one somewhere. I used to sit and watch her for hours, she said she would teach me when I was older, yes well she died but I did remember enough to teach myself many years later.
    I have not tried clunies I tend to shy away from them, perhaps one day I should as they say take the bull by the horn and try them. Yours are perfect I am in ore of yours

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