The Clematis uses a few different techniques in its creation. These include Thread Painting, short row crochet and loop stitch.
While making your clematis, please remember - Size Matters! You can make your frame as big or as small as you wish. However, the bigger you make it, the more stems you have to make and the more leaves you have to make - you get the idea.
The first part of the pattern is not specific instructions but guidelines for planning and creating any size frame and the stem system to fit it.
The leaves, flowers, buds and fluffy heads are conventional patterns with plenty of pictures to help explain some of the more difficult bits.
I have used a combination of DMC Petra and Perle in both No.5 and No.8. Perle and Petra are the same but Petra comes in bigger balls making it more economical. The colour range, however, is a lot more limited.