Monday, 10 November 2008

Oya - carnations

Today is the anniversary of Ataturk's death - so some red and white flowers... These are oya, a type of needle lace - made around Turkey and the Balkan area. It's very intricate - it's not done with a crochet hook but a sewing needle or fine shuttle. I have a small selection of different flowers - some I know others are a mystery - plus a book detailing how to make different flowers. These are carnations.

1 comment:

Berceste said...

All Oya's in your blog-under oya label- made with needle. Shuttle oya is different than them but for same aim. When I take shuttle(mekik in Turkish) oya picture, I will send you.

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