"Thanks, reason I asked is I am also a spinner and am doing up some silk in lots of colors so will have a good selection of thread. If I ply it it will certainly be thicker than the normal sizes of silk sewing threads but not near as thick as…"
"I myself would use the polyester thread in about a size 50 or whatever size to get the results you want. Cotton is good but not the pearl cottons as they are too soft to hold the form well. Lizabeth thread in size 40 is…"
"You can also use polyester threads in about a size 50. I ordered a good supply of them from Turkey. Most of the examples of oya online from turkey are done in this thread. Ozen-Is 100% polyester, oya dentel and Nakis…"
"Georgia, I was going to add that in all the history of oya there are three forms of oya. Crochet, needle and tatted. All are referred to as oya with an extra word to designate the form. We have an extensive list of books and sites…"
"fudge I already ordered it from Amazon. I got my copy of Needle Lace Flowers by Figen Cakir yesterday. So maybe I can wait till the spring release from Amazon....do you suppose that I could cancel that order and order from the Book…"
"Oh I wish I lived nearer to you, I would join you. Start teaching anyone around you how to do it. I will probably volunteer for doing a program on it for our fiber guild later this year when I get a bit more experience under my belt with…"
"Well haven't heard from this group for a while so thought I would post my progress. I am on the fourth doily in Elana's book. Soon to finish it and start on the pineapple edged one.
Lots of trouble with the tension on the…"
"I have made plenty of perfect stitches! They just aren't all together! Don't be too hard on yourself. After 10 years of doing this and you still can't make a few stitches that are perfect next to each other then we…"
"Thanks Elissa, my third doily ended up as the bowl shape and had to be cut off and I have restarted with a new larger number of base stitches... As you can see in the pix the first doily did end up a wee bit ruffled but when I damped it down it got…"
Welcome. Please read all the NOTES. They explain our policies, the laces we include, and how the software works. We do have a group for Mediterranean knotted lace, called OYA. You can join it, and any other groups that interest you. There is a long list of resources on the opening page of the OYA group. We also have 2 albums of photos. I look forward to seeing your efforts. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll try to help.
Also you might want to look at another online discussion group that I administer. It includes your other lace related interests.