Books and Articles with Cluny Tatting

Books with Patterns

Most of these books will have instructions as well.

  • Tatting Book No. 5. Seabrook NH: House of White Birches, 1982. Page 18 has instructions, and page 19 has 4 edgings. 2 of the edgings are lifted directly from The Modern Priscilla magazine’s November 1917 issue (figure 52 and 54). The other 2 are reprints from a 1920 issue (date unknown). See below.
  • Albee, Doretha. Tatting Knots & Notes Revisited. Self-published, 1999. Reprint of Volume 9 (see below) with 3 edgings and 1 round motif from Needlecraft in the 1920s and 30s. In addition, There are two “fake petals” edgings from Needlecraft February 1929 which would look just fine with woven clunies.
  • Banashek, Judy. Advanced Tatting Patterns +. Tulsa: JB Enterprises, 1998. Pages 64-71 address cluny tatting, including the uses of her innovative Tatter’s Helper Toe Hold. This tool is a flat loom that allows the tatter to make leaves on a loom rather than the hand. This tool also allows the tatter to weave leaves of 5, 7, and 9 warps (usual leaf is 3), and opens some interesting design possibilities. Interestingly, she also has 3 pages about “mock cluny chaining”.
  • Botchlet, Joy. Cluny Tatting Designs. Oklahoma City: Tatting Concepts, 1993. This 20-page booklet has 16 edgings, motifs, and bookmarks, all incorporating cluny leaves.
  • Dangela, Adelheid. Tatted Butterflies. Tommerup Denmark: Forlaget Akacia, 2002. “Grete” on page 21. No instructions.
  • Edwards, Donna. Advanced Fancy Pants. Self-published, 1998. Pages 15-17 have instructions for weaving leaves, and pages 23-24 have a pattern for a round motif incorporating many advanced techniques including clunies.
  • Graham, Ellen M. Ellen’s Tatting Book – Coaster Collection. Huron Park, ON: Desktop Publishing, 1999. Of the 12 patterns, 5 contain clunies.
  • Hahn, Monica. Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1982. Instructions are at the front for cluny leaves, but you must look on the back page for the cluny medallion and square motif.
  • Hahn, Monica. Nine Tatted Angels. Self-published, 1997. The patterns called “Feathery Angel,” “Praying Angel,” “Praying Boy Angel,” and “Carmen Miranda” (chica, chica!) all contain tatted leaves.
  • Jones, Rebecca. The Complete Book of Tatting. London: Dryad Press Ltd., 1985. Check page 55 onwards.
  • McGuffin, Terry. Tatted Ornaments. Self-published, 2000. Ornament “Double Bubble” incorporates clunies.
  • Myers, Mark. A Gathering of Tatted Angels. Self-published, 2001. Page 23-24, “Hazel’s Angel”.
  • Nikolajsen, Kristine and Inge Lise. Den 3. Orkisbog. Tommerup Denmark: Forlaget Akacia, 1999. Instructions for a slightly different manner or looming up the hand. Two patterns, a hanky edging called “No 9: Lace with Cluny Tatting” and “No 14: Round doily”.
  • Perry, Priscilla M. Tat with Pat, Booklet One. 1984. Two of the 4 motifs include leaves.
  • Ring of Tatters, Tatting 2000 2000. “Butterfly – Featuring Woven Leaves (Petals),” by Jean Tallett.
  • Seitz, Georgia, ed. Tatting On-Line. Anchorage: Ribbonwinners Tatting Shuttles and Patterns by Georgia Seitz, 1999. 3 patterns include leaves: Cluny Shuttle shared by Mimi Dillman, Cluny Bee by Carol Amich, and Cluny Rose Striver by Melanie Blowers.
  • Spool Cotton Company, Imported Designs of Tatting. Coats & Clark #77, page 23.
  • Stevens, Dianna. Around the House. Self-published, 2000. Page 3 has her Cluny Leaf Coaster.

Articles with Patterns

I have had some help finding articles. I would like to thank Teri Duesenbury of the Tatter’s Archive (she also led me to Tatting Book No. 5), Dale Pomeroy, and Marie Rice, who has several from Bobbie Demmer. The articles each gave me are listed as either (TD), (DP) or (MR) below. Also Margaret Merner with her surprise addition in January 2006 of a 2nd Sara Aus article (MM).

  • “Petal Tatting,” The Workbasket, Volume 16, Issue 7 (April 1951), pages 17-18 include instructions and an edging called “Tulip Edge.” (TD)
  • “Edge in Petal Tatting,” The Workbasket (unknown issue 1954), page 32 has directions for tatting a petal, and page 33 has an edging of alternating rings and leaves. (MR)
  • Addicks, Alison. “Pearl’s Tatted Cluny Lace,” Piecework Magazine, July/August 1995, pages 36-37. An edging with a corner, as well as instructions for how to make the leaf. This edging is very similar to a March, 1934, pattern from Needlecraft Magazine.
  • Albee, Doretha. Tatting Knots and Notes, Volume 9, Issue 5 (May 1994) contains reprints of several cluny designs from various sources, from Joy Botchlet’s booklet to old Needlecraft Magazine patterns (3 edgings from March, 1934; Cluny Medallion by Mrs. L.T. Misner. (TD)
  • Aus, Sara. “A New Adventure for Many Who Enjoy Plying the Tatting-Shuttle,” Needlecraft Magazine May 1929, pages 34, 35 and 38. 7 edgings, an insertion, and a small doily. The introduction includes brief description of how to make the leaf. (MM)
  • Aus, Sara. “Edgings in Cluny Tatting,” Needlecraft – The Home Arts Magazine, March 1934, pages 22 and continued on page 30. 3 edgings using cluny leaves. The introduction includes brief description of how to make the leaf. (DP)
  • Baker, Ruth. “Cluny Circle” and “Cluny Bookmark,” Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 42, Spring 2001.
  • Botchlet, Joy. “Satin-Tat Bookmark” The Bulletin of the IOLI, Volume 15, Number 1 (Fall 1994-1995). This pattern is for a cross, and the leaves are outlined on one side with chains. Done it two colors, it’s quite unusual. (TD)
  • Bullivant, Jane. “Cat’s Eye,” with instructions for making cluny leaves, Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 42, Spring 2001.
  • Connors, Judith. “Cluny Tatting,” Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 44, Spring 2002. Article only. The cover has a photo of Adelheid Dangela’s doily (pattern in Maple Leaf Tatters newsletter Fall 2000)
  • Dangela, Adelheid. Spring 2000 Editor’s Challenge (Doily), Maple Leaf Tatters, Fall 2000 Newsletter, Page 12.
  • Dillman, Mimi. “Tatted Cluny Coaster”, The Bulletin of the International Old Lacers, Volume 20, No. 4, Summer 1999-2000, Page 24.
  • Eisbrenner, Lorraine. “Cheryl’s Cluny Fly” and “Mary’s Rose of Sharon”, The Bulletin of the International Old Lacers, Volume 21, No. 1, Fall 2000-2001, Page 12. Same issue: “Clever Cluny” which contains a template for creating Lorraine’s “Clever Cluny” loom and instructions for how to use it.
  • Gray, Mona S. “Cluny – The Latest Development of Tatting,” The Modern Priscilla, November 1917, pages 29-33. Directions for forming a leaf, 2 edging patterns (later reprinted in House of White Birches Book #5), and a yoke for a camisole or chemise. (MR)
  • Gray, Mona S. “Two Good Designs in Cluny Tatting,” The Modern Priscilla, (?month) 1920, pages 22 and 24. Directions for forming a leaf and 2 edging patterns (later reprinted in House of White Birches Book #5). (MR)
  • Lawrence, Katherine. “Tatted Edgings, New and Attractive,” Needlecraft Magazine, October 1928, page 34 and continued on page 37. 4 edgings.
  • Pedersen, Stinne. “Blomst,”. – nr: 7:1-02. Orkis Bladet Nr. 15, Spring 2002, page 17. Publication of the Danish Tatting Association. A pretty flower using cluny leaves at the base of the stem. Danish. Diagram by Inga Madsen.
  • Pedersen, Stinne. “Medaljon,”. – nr: 8:1-02. Orkis Bladet Nr. 15, Spring 2002, page 18. Publication of the Danish Tatting Association. A medallion with cluny leaves and split rings. Danish. Diagram by Inga Madsen.
  • Perry, Pat. “Petal Practice for Tatters,” Lacemaking Today, Volume 5, No. 1, February 1988, page 7. A motif using a tatted-over ring as a center, similar to those in her book, Tat with Pat.
  • Perry, Pat. “Tat this row of flowers,” Lacemaking Today, Volume 5, No. 5, October 1988, back cover.
  • Rewhorn, Brenda. “Cluny Butterfly,” Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 42, Spring 2001.
  • Solomon, Karey. “Dahlia Edging,” Tatting Times, Volume 2, Issue 3 (August 1993).(TD)
  • Solomon, Karey. “Cluny Butterflies,” Tatting Times, Volume 5, Issue 2 (May 1996). Both are based on the body of the butterfly being a cluny leaf, with chains forming the wings.
  • Tallett, Jean. “Butterfly – Featuring Woven Leaves (Petals),” Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 33, Autumn 1996, page 32. Also republished in Tatting 2000 published by the Ring in honor of the Millennium.
  • Teal, Jaquie. “Cluny Bracelet,” Ring of Tatters Newsletter, No. 42, Spring 2001.
  • Wutzmer, Christel. “Schmetterling mit 3-Ring-Motiv und Cluny-Blatt,” Die Öse” #15 Fall 2003, page 30 and 31. Publication of the German Occhi-Ring. In German, but with an excellent diagram, and a translation of the symbols used. Bogen = chain, Anschingen=join, Cluny-blatt=cluny leaf (2 sizes here, 10 and 15 wraps), schiffchen=shuttle, and schiffchenwechsel= switch shuttles. This pattern is also on the web (see above).

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