Updated: Feb 5
Hi everyone! Welcome to the newly renovated website. In the process of creating a new design for my site, my old blog disappeared with the take down of my old website. Don't fret too much if there were some tips and things you loved from the older posts. I'm sure I can address them here in this new space going forward. In addition, I have a new "resources and links" page that has tips for recommended materials etc.
This year I am super excited to work on new projects for Turkish needle lace. My one true love is designing flower patterns and jewelry, but now I am starting to get into the swing of things for lace edgings.
Handkerchiefs or scarves? I find it a bit daunting to work on scarves because they are HUGE. I also have no idea if I have enough thread to do it. There is this beautiful shop on Etsy that has cool print pattern handkerchiefs. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatikStudio
I'm currently waiting for mine to get here so I can do some cool edgings and photography for this future section on my site. In the meantime, check out some of the awesome work in the student gallery where you will find finished projects of lace edgings!
Turkish Oya Scarves
I recently got a shipment of beautiful floral scarves from Turkey! If you're interested in purchasing a few, shoot me an email with the colors you're interested in, and I can see what I have available. I'll be taking a couple with me when I teach, so it's a good opportunity to take a class in Turkish oya and purchase recommended materials! You can find it in the online shop, but I won't have photos of each one available. Please leave a note about the colors you're interested in, and we can go from there. Scarves are $8 USD each.
Joan Thomas from the Dogwood Lace Guild has been sending me all these awesome pictures of her needle lace work on cotton handkerchiefs. She blocks them so the lace stays flat.
Back to having more fun with updating the webspace and lace edgings!