"Faghia, I suggest you get a copy of Elena Dickson's books on Knotted lace, She has 2 books - and either will teach you the beginning of this knotted lace. I learned from one of these books, and her instructions and…"
"Onna, post a photo of your flower petals, that you are working on, so we can see what you are doing and then maybe we can help you.
Bebilla flowers that Elena makes has a double knot - wrap the thread twice (2 times) around the needle, not just once…"
I sure found your suggestions helpful in my daily works to learn this technique, Thank you. You Mentioned a video. I saw that she has one available, but have been unable to acquire it anywhere.
I wondered too, is it just how-to…"
"Hi, Onna, unfortunately, I'm in the middle of preparations for Passover, so I'm up to my ears in cleaning supplies! I won't have time for a while but thanks for reminding me that I'd mentioned doing animations for Oya.
"Avital! I would so love to see the animations if you ever could find time. I am in Oya up to my chin. :) You are so good at this animation. I too have found some videos they go L>R with a straight return. Some flip the work and go back and forth.…"
"a few additional comments: to anyone here who may do crochet- and i know there's at least one person who commented about using with this lace before- is what the woman is doing in the video i mentioned below the same as the "magic…"
"i have a technical question about a video listed in the resources up above this discussion. it's under the book resources, & it's the first internet video listed from daily motion. the video shows how to begin a circular motif with a…"
"since i have been away from my email & this group for a while, i didn't know about the latest issue of piece work until it showed up at our local bookstore. i opened it to check it out before buying & SURPRISE!!! there is an article on…"
"just beautiful, i really mean it. this is the kind of work many of us aspire to do, i'm sure. you are very skilled at this lace, and the pattern is charming, where did you learn or find this pattern?"
"OH THANK YOU, ELIZABETH!!! i'm so glad to finally have the answer! if it weren't for your do-dilligence, and contact with elena, i may have never known.... and drove myself to brink of insanity!!! ; )
and, as was said before,…"
"hi! i'm so glad to see that you're a member here now!! i am familiar with your guide on oya, and hope to some day be able to buy it! <3
but for now, i will be happy to read your comments and opinions on the groups!!
"my book is also hard cover...
the mystery deepens! it's good to know she's only written two books though, that clears it up a bit. it's in my nature to know, i'm sorry, once i have a question, it eats at my brain and i can't…"
I only did tiny scraps in class. I kept cutting them off, and starting again, and I did not finish anything!!
However, I was more concerned to learn the techniques, than getting good even work - I can sit and do that at home. In class I was just concerned to get the Idea of the raised stitch, and the large loop centres, and also the chain start for an oval shape. I wound up with a lot of scraps of loops and knots, and nothing much bigger than a thumb nail with ends!!!
Still, - now I have more confidence, and can understand what the book is saying, - and I plan to go ahead, and do a Large piece (like the photo in the book!!!) I always jump in the deep end, and flounder!!! :)
Welcome. Please go to our MAIN page and read the NOTES titled WHAT THE FEATURES ARE FOR (it explains how the software for the site works) and LACES INCLUDED (it explains the territory covered by our group).
If you have trouble using the software, contact me and I'll try to help.
We do have a group for discussion of Oya and Puncetto. We have a few members who are doing one or the other. You might want to join that group, post photos of your work, and join the conversation.