Rose Oya Pattern free

roses edging
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I am using size 30 crochet cotton for mine on a simple black organza scarf that belonged to my grandmother.  Traditionally this would be done with either silk, 100 % polyester thread or 100% nylon thread. If using thread just hold enough strands together to get to the thickness of size 30 crochet thread as it is hard in the USA to find the correct supplies to do it traditionally if you are lucky enough to know where to get the correct supplies please leave a comment/ message here so others can do it that way thank you.

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

4 roses made
I saw several items made with rose oya and I wanted tomake a few.  But as always no patterns so I am making up my own.
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Beaded Daisy Oya

daisy oya

I have still been working on a few oya patterns still can't find the correct thread.  So frustrating but I persist anyway.  This is a daisy oya pattern that I added to a crocheted edging that my oldest daughter crocheted when she was 10 years old.   I still have about 4 .5 yards of that lace with out oya and about 3.5 yards of it with oya. 
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Beads and Oya

IMG_3249leaves and flower

I attempt at making a piece of Oya from a photo I saw.Looks like they are using polyester or nylon thread in the photo but I am using cotton.  I strungsome beads on some Manuela variegated tatting thread (discontinued color of thread)and strung all I had and figured well since I was just playing I would make as many motifs as I could and then figure out how long the lace would be.   I got 7 motifs before I ran out of beads.

detail of one motife

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Oya on Flickr

There is a brand new group on flickr all about Oya lace please feel free to join and add any and all photos of this type of lace and just in case you missed it there is one on raverly as well.

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May’s RPLAL patten…better late than never

large collar in rpl
Here it is May’s RPL pattern.  It is a pattern to make a very large collar takes between 14 and 15 yards of cord and 11 rings.  There are 2 pieces to the pattern so make sure you down load both of them.

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Here it is on ravelry

There is a new blog I want to tell you about.  She started the blog just to help my group on raverly but figured others would want to go there too who are interested in RPL.  She grew up doing this type of lace during the cold war times and tells stories of learning how to do this with her mother and the hard times of that era.  But she also tells you how to make RPL cords, pattern drafting and in time so much more she is going to have a RPLAL in July so go over quick tell her sunshine sent you.  Get your pattern ready make your cord and get ready for master help.

Carnation and Apple flower Oya

carnation oya

Carnation Oya
Doing some more crocheted Oya.  I took another piece of old lace I had in my crochet box and wanted to embellish it with some oya.  The lavender  and green centers are the old lace the flower part is the oya crochet.   I am thinking about doing a baby dress with oya flowers hanging from the hem I think it would be a lovely Easter dress or baby blessing or little baby wedding outfit if done in all white. If you do Crazy quilting or  embroidered pillows, or childrens dresses these are nice edgings to add a little something special to your work.  I am using size 10 crochet thread in these but I should be using nylon thread that is much much smaller but I am still unable to find my box of it.  Very frustrating to me as I want to do a few scarfs and see how it looks the correct size with the correct thread
Apple flower Oya

detail apple flower oya

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