View Full Version : First Passable Attempt at Oya
13-08-2010, 11:01 PM
I think I am getting the hang of it!
13-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Looking good Patty. I don't want to start any more new crafts at this time but have added it to my want to learn later list.
14-08-2010, 12:27 AM
Looks like the Needle Lace I have directions for around here someplace from a very old book.
Looking very good. I agree with Carol. It looks very similar to needle lace I've seen in the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. I look forward to seeing your finished piece, Patty.
14-08-2010, 04:54 AM
What I really want to make is one of the beautiful flowers in the Japanese book.
14-08-2010, 06:04 AM
It remainds me puncetto.. you must try it too ;-)))
Do you have image of flowers you want to make?
14-08-2010, 07:04 AM
Yes, I have been thinking about Puncetto also, but one thing at a time! I don't know where my book is with the flowers, I'll have to look for it.
Your first attempt is amazing. My grandmother was very good at Oya. (I even have a friend whose name is Oya, it's a Turkish word). I've had a go at this and it's great fun. I think you will be making beautiful patterns in no time.
14-08-2010, 08:20 AM
I am "googling" oya and I don't understand it. I didn't know this technique, but most of patterns I have found seems to be crocheted for me. Aren't they? Where can I find something more about Oya?
14-08-2010, 10:25 AM
Congratulations, you are off to a great start, now it's the usual with any craft, practice, practice, practice.
14-08-2010, 03:40 PM
Oya is the Turkish word that seems to be generic for all manner of embellishments, especially around the edge of a scarf which is worn by most women. So it can be crochet, tatting or several other types of needle work. I wanted to learn the needle lace version of it and finally conquered the stitch and getting the hang of actually working a pattern.
Since I am not in command of Turkish, I can't tell you what to Google for.
14-08-2010, 06:56 PM
For searches, try Armenian Knotted Lace or Mediterranean Knotted lace (it goes by at lot of different names in a lot of different countries). From what I understand, the knot for Oya is just a smidge different from that, but it is all the same technique. Elena Dickson has two lovely books and a DVD on the topic. I just took a class on this at the IOLI Convention in Portland taught by Elena and loved it! It is just as portable as tatting and very versatile. Sometimes the repetitive motion of tatting bothers my wrists, so it is nice to change it up a bit and do this for a while.