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Monday, November 12, 2007


Found another site that sells oya needle lace. I have emailed all kinds of people, and they all tell me the patterns are in peoples' heads and not written down anywhere. I have offered to write patterns if I could see samples, but the answer is always the same: Well, we don't need them written because we know them in our heads. I try to explain they could use them to make a book to sell, but they don't seem to understand that when the person who has them in their head dies, so does the pattern unless it is passed down, and this doesn't always happen if people in the family don't want to learn the skill. This is so sad and frustrating to me.


  1. PS: I emailed that Lotte, too:) This is becoming a real quest isn't it? I found a gal in Turkey who I've visited her blog a few times (just to look at the pretty pictures, as I can't read Turkish) and she'll be posting some how-to videos soon. She said the book on e-bay is about needlework lace, not the hook variety I'm looking for.

    Still looking:)

  2. I am asking around to see if my Turkish friends will make you a kerchief with various oya samples worked in around the edges. It may take a few months though.

  3. thank you that is just great news to me.

  4. Hello from Michigan. DID you ever find someone to share with you how to needle a Oya??? I would be very interested in learning how to make Oya too. Thanks Hugs Judy

  5. I have not so in time I will teach myself I have a few books on the subject.

  6. Thats the great thing about oya though, my mother in law taught me the things she was taught, and now i take inspiration for my oya from the things around me, and also incorperating a bit of my mother in laws technique in it aswel. Id be gracious if you checked out my blog for more of my oya travels.



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