Jess's parcel arrived, I thought that her sunrise thread might work well for Victat's rose pattern. I was right. It works wonderfully! I placed the roses and very small butterflies randomly on this food cover. ( I did say that Jane Eborall's butterfly was my favourite pattern, didn't I?)
Now I'm going back to practising clunies. I watched a couple of videos last night. I'm not sure they solved the question of why one section of my cluny is loose. But I did realise that I must take the weaving right down to the pinch to avoid having a space between elements.