"Kathy if you're using Turkish polyester thread you need to stretch it first. This will stop it tangling and knotting on itself. Secondly your knots are not tight enough, and I think you may be only wrapping the needle once instead of twice. If…"
"More books to be added for Turkish Oya:
Yörelerle Iğne Oyası Muğla Yöresi: ISBN 978-605-5647-93-3 (iğne oyası by region, Muğla province) TUVA YAYINCILIK 2015- Book is in Turkish with lots of photos and simple written…"
"Antique Sweet Violet Oya on an antique Brides Fez from Konya, Turkey.Just arrived today! The fez is a deep red, with cloth from a purple scarf wrapped and pinned around it. The oya has then been pinned to the cloth. The oya has been made…"
"if the threads melted then there would be no way to use them so no, no melted threads.You can buy threads everywhere, as soon as you walk in to a craft shop they'll be there in boxes. Thats one thing you can find practically everywhere."
"You dont boil them boil them you just do it for a little bit. Badem Oyasi Yapimi is my video, thats me doing the "almond" (badem) motif. Its so hard to go slow trying to show people how to do it, I'm normally quicker than…"
"No problems, I think you're one of my likers on my Facebook page so you'll see the brides fez there also along with other parts of my collection, and things I've found on the Internet with descriptions etc."
"I use Altin basak polyester thread for my new type oyas on scarves etc and nylon thread from cizmeli I think for flowers and old antique style oyas. I'm not sure of the size as I buy them from turkey in bulk. I also have silk from Ankara in…"
"Elizabeth: You can either leave it as it is or you can burn the ends. And no they dont come undone if you do them properly!In regards to the word oya, when I was in Turkey attending a conference on the history of Oya lace by one of the…"
"There are actually 9 types of oya:Needle Oya or Igne OyasiCrochet Oya or Tig OyasiTatted Oya or Mekik OyasiHairpin Oya (using a crochet hook) or Firkete OyasiSilk Cocoon Oya or Koza OyasiWool Oya or Yun OyasiWax Oya or Mum OyasiBead Oya (both woven…"
It sounds like you are very busy making Oya flowers.
I have so many different types of lace I make - various Bobbin laces, various needlelaces, filet lace, I can tat and crochet though I rarely do any these days, and I used to knit for a wool company trying out the patterns for the garments in the pattern books, but not any more, - and now I have added Oya! -- As if I haven't anything else to do!!!!!! I am getting Old, but have so many patterns I want to make...! I will never sit around bored!!! :)
I hope you can come to the Guild Lace Day - if not this month, then perhaps next year. It would be nice to meet you.
I am a beginner, really, in knotted lace, although I have just been proof reading and working the Bebilla flowers for Elena Dickson's new book that is just now available. I had a class with Elena, but had learned from her book on Eastern Mediterranean Knotted Lace, and then managed to get into a class with her, which sorted out a few problems I was having (like not tightening my knots enough!!! )
It is one of the few laces I can work without a big magnifier, now, so it is good to take out and about with me. - And is much more portable that Pillow lace!!!
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