here is my 2nd attempt at a motif with clunies. Also #11 for the 25 motif challenge.
it looks similar to the other one I did, but with some changes. due to a mistake that I made on the first motif, and a comment by BJ that the mistake looked like a bunny hopping, I changed the stitch arrangement in the small rings to create ears and left out the picots on the tail ring and the large body ring. I will do this one more time, and change the stitch count on the tail ring so that it is not as large as the head, and I will make the ear picots larger.
Stay tuned to see how it turns out.
I think first, I will just make a chain of Clunies to practice getting them even, they are not as easy as they look.
The second pic is of the last batch of HDT thread that I had ordered. These came from Ladyshuttlemaker, Thanks Sherry. I bought them on Etsy.com
the first one is a size 80 DMC in a color way called Tuscany, the 2nd is 100% pure silk size 20 in Rainbow Sherbert colorway, 3rd is also 100% pure silk size 20 in Raspberry Mousse, and 4th is Picasso size 10 called Peach Pandora.
the silk feels really nice, I will need to come up with a special project for the silks.
I had to mend Father's vestment tonight, so I didn't get to start tatting until about 9:00 pm I finished just before 11:00pm as I was occasionally distracted watching the sporting Olympics. And it is now after midnight.
I still need more practice, or maybe a good critique of my clunies, as I know that there must be some way to make them more even. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.