Hi, fellow lacers!

First post here. Greetings from the Crescent City! I'm primarily a tatter, but I've dabbled in some needle lace before.

I'm especially interested in oya/bebilla and the "floral" knotted lace styles, and I have a few questions.

On YouTube, I've seen videos of some lacers stitching a single knot, others a double one. Are the styles particular to a certain country? I'm also following along with the Figen Cakir book, and she does a double knot. 

I'm also one of The Few, The Proud, the Left Handers. Is there anything in particular I should/shouldn't be doing other than a mirror image of what a right hander would do, or does handedness (is that a word?) maka a difference? 

adTHANKSvance,

Hollie (as in Point, but that's a different group).

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Interesting questions. We have some members who may be able to help. Give it a few days.

Great! Looking forward to the answers!

Welcome to the group, Hollie -- and I am sure you are much easier to get along with than your namesake lace!!!  :) (Hollie Point is not an easy lace to make, - or so I found!)

I have only used the Elena Dickson books for the knotted lace, and I only use the single knot - unless it is particularly specified in the instructions.

I don't know enough about it to say which is which, but the double knot may be used in Bebilla - which has a straight return, - as far as I know. Elena's book on Bebiulla flowers had the straight return, - so the knotted row just went one way, - not both ways.

Being a left-hander should not be of any difficulty for you, - in fact I think Elena's book mentions that for left-handers work from right to left, and she mentions passing the thread around the needle the other way, I think.  Just go round the circles (if working mats etc) the other way, and I am sure you will be Ok with it.

Elena has put out a book of flowers in Bebilla, - some are Australian flowers, some more European/American ones. I have made them - so they are not difficult!!

Where is Crescent City?  I am in Australia, and am not very good at USA Geography!

Hi Elizabeth, and thank you for the warm welcome!

I've not made my namesake lace, so I'll take your word that it's a difficult one to make.

Elena's Bibilla book  is on my wish list.

The "Crescent City" is the nickname most commonly usedi for New Orleans, Louisiana--hence, where I'm from and where I live. Come up and visit sometime. I'd love to show you around! 

Hello, everybody.  I replied to the discussion in the comments under my just posted photo.  I'm still learning to post comments, and I'm using my cell phone.

Please see my detailed comment under my last posted photo. 

Hi Linda.

im afraid I can’t take credit for the pattern in my profile pic. That’s a nice wallpaper I have on my desktop. Thank you kindly for your reply over on the Puncetto group. 

I got something on my wish list today. I now have a copy of Elena Dickson’s bibilla book. Happy happy.

I am glad to hear that you have one of Elena Dickson's books.  I hope it will inspire you to create some beautiful lace flowers. 


Hollie Domiano said:

Hi Linda.

im afraid I can’t take credit for the pattern in my profile pic. That’s a nice wallpaper I have on my desktop. Thank you kindly for your reply over on the Puncetto group. 

I got something on my wish list today. I now have a copy of Elena Dickson’s bibilla book. Happy happy.

I did some proof-=reading for that Bebilla Flowers book. I had not done any flowers prior to that, - but I found Elena's instructions easy to follow, and the flowers turned out well.  Have fun with them, and let me know how you go!

I used fishing line as the outer edge support, but a fine wire would be better.  If I make any more, I will use wire, Not fishing line!  Elena suggests either of them, but wire would certainly be better, I am sure!

Once I get the basic technique down, I’d like to design a flower or three. Looks like wire may be next on the shopping list!

Hollie

Have you seen this album of oya flowers?   http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/oya3-flowers

I have two of Elena’s books: the bibilla book and the later Mediterranean Knotted Lace book. And I’m definitely inspired!

Linda Moore said:

I am glad to hear that you have one of Elena Dickson's books.  I hope it will inspire you to create some beautiful lace flowers. 


Hollie Domiano said:

Hi Linda.

im afraid I can’t take credit for the pattern in my profile pic. That’s a nice wallpaper I have on my desktop. Thank you kindly for your reply over on the Puncetto group. 

I got something on my wish list today. I now have a copy of Elena Dickson’s bibilla book. Happy happy.

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