Mom’s lace

Romanian point lace small doily

I made this piece of Romanian Point lace when I was teaching myself many years ago about 10.  It has lots of mistakes in it and things are a little wonky.  But you know she loved it and had it her front room for many many years.  Yesterday my father in law gave it back to me.  Sort of a happy bitter moment happy thoughts of mom bitter becasue I will not see her in this life again.

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Romanian Point Lace cord

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My oldest daughter  has made 28 yards so far and as you can tell there is still more there for her to make. She is only 14 so I believe all children can learn this skill. 

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Video: Fabric Yo-yo tutorial

One of my  friends wants to teach her children some beginning sewing so she asked me to make a tutorial for her.  So that she and her children can learn this and are able to review it several times.  These are  fabric yo-yos also known a Suffolk’s puffs and Buttons in USA during the 1930’sand 1940’s.

Other useful info on my blog: If you just want to see some examples here are all the posts on my blog about yo-yos  alot of them.   In these examples you will find how to lay them out what some ideas are for things I have used them in.  Also there are tools out there if you want fancier ones.  Some talk about other people that do yo-yos, examples of vintage yo-yos, there is a lot of info on here.  Have fun searching through it all.  Also good luck teaching the girls you will need to let me know how it goes.

Video: Removal of basting threads from RPL

This is sort of self explanatory but just encase someone has a question on this.

Video: Removal of RPL from Pattern

Removal of RPL from pattern.  Sorry my phone rings half way through in the video and my door bell rings at the very end too.   No one else called during the day or rang the bell it just had to happen in the 11 mins. I was making this video. I apologize for that but the rest of the tutorial is fine.

RPL purple doily finished

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finished, originally uploaded by sunshine’s creations.
For those who wanted to see what it looked like done. I should have taken this from a better angle and laid it out neater. But I still think you get the idea all the same. Have a lovely day.

update : my middle daughter has claimed this as hers to use in her “Monster High” doll house as a rug.  Funny it is about the right size for  that but I have not given in yet.  As I want to take  photo at the end of the year with all the items made for the year and make it the top picture in the Master RPLAL post.  So told her maybe at the end of the year when I have my photo she can have it.

Part 3: Video center filling stitch

This stitch is similar to an English whirl but not exactly the same.

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