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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Glass tour (Holdman Studios)

I didn't take as many photos as I wanted to because this is a working studio and some projects are hush hush until they are mounted in place in their prospective buildings.  But it was so neat to see stain glass windows that will placed in LDS temples and other buildings too before they get placed there.  So lovely and so many pieces they are amazing works of art all of them.

Glass blowing Studio
Holdman studios

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chainmaille bracelets

Remember a while back I went to visit my sister in law and she and I played with chain mail.  While visiting I made a belt for her husband.  She was making some other chainmaille bracelets at that time for her mother-in- law and another sister-in- law.  She said I could post these so I am I think she did a great job and she took pretty good photos too.  She did such a good job I wanted to post these here.  Hard to believe a bunch of jump rings and some crystals can make those but so cool.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joining two cord ends togehter in RPL

Here is a tutorial of how to join two ends of Romanian point lace to each other.  Usually this is best to happen in a spot where you will be making the join above another cord so it is more invisible from the front of the lace.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Part 3 filling stitches holly berry ornament

So here is the final tutorial on the holly berry ornaments and embellishments.  This one is the one I did that had the beads on the berry.
Here  I am using it at a hat pin but you could pin it on a jacket or purse or any place else you would like a little holiday cheer.

Monday, December 19, 2011

just playing

I had a child Christmas performance to go to last week Friday and during that performance I made "an ornament" at least that is what the author calls the pattern .
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But to me unless you have one humongous tree this is way to big for an ornament.  On Sunday two of my daughters had holly berry hair-clip to wear to church.  I didn't have time to finish the third ( it would take several hours) but I saw that triangle /coaster/ doily / ornament/ thing sitting where I had been working on it.  I thought you know might make an interesting hat/headband.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Part 1: 3 filling stitches for RPL & Removing the lace


gift tag
hair decorationas sock embellishment For the next few days on here I will be posting about doing needle filling stitches in Romanian Point Lace. These stitches can be used in other types of needle lace as well such as tennerrife lace, batternberg, Retticella and other point laces like drawn thread work ...and so on.  I am showing here a few ideas for these little motifs to be used as hair and tree ornaments, Embellishments for Christmas socks and clothes ie little girls dress or sweaters you can make it a pin and wear it on a winter hat or purse or a simply decorate a gift box (as one of the above  ie make it a pin or hair clip  or ornament then use it as a tag so the recipient gets a pretty gift  then they can wear the item too).  Please read on if you want to learn how to make these stitches and add them to your RPL.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Unraveling cord & sewing to another cord / video tutorial

Here is  ruffly a 6 min video I put together to help the two Romanian point lace groups that I admin on Ravelry and Flickr.  I am hoping this will help other people here too that read my blog.  Since there is not much information in English about this type of lace.  I hope to be able to make a pretty good data base here for  people to reference instead of doing what I had to do it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Basting RPL

3/4 basted
On to the basting of a cord to the pattern template
  • pattern
  • cord
  • rings/ flowers/ leaves what ever is applicable for embellishments
  • contrasting color  thread (to cord and other element embellishments) for basting
  • sharp needle to use with basting thread
Start off by threading needle and adding a knot to the end of the thread (the thread doesn't needle to be doubled up).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

3 ring berries for Dec RPL

I have had a busy week of concert practice and performances and office party and too much stuff .   Now back to the tutorial I promised for the  holly berry December RPLAL (Romanian point lace along).  Making the set of 3 ring berries theses are three simple versions but of course you could always do the bullion grapes from the link at the bottom of the last post about rings.

For this tutorial I an using size 1/2 inch rings size 10 steel hook and size 10 crochet thread and the beads are a size 10 as well.  and 24 stitches per ring

Monday, December 05, 2011

Transferring pattern for RPL

all drawn in 
There are several ways to transfer a pattern if you have an ink jet printer you can buy transfer paper at your local office supply store and just iron it on to the fabric.  If you have a light table ( or window) you can just trace it.   Makes the arm tired on the window and the pin has to be held at an odd angle so the ink doesn't run out.

RPLAL 2011 holly berry ornament December

holyMy family has decided to make a few ornaments for the holidays.  My oldest daughter and I have drafted patterns together again to be able to share with my blog readers so if you would like to join my family in making ornaments please do and add your finished work to the RPL group on flicker or ravelry.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

rings for RPL / battenberg lace / irish crochet

Romanian point lace, battenberg (battenburg) lace and Irish crochet lace all traditionally use rings in the lace. I am going to show a few ways of making these rings. There are 5 examples in this tutorial. This will help those in the Jan 2012 RPLA on Ravelry and of course any one else who wants to learn this like those in the flickr group. I will have another tutorial later with 2 more ways of making rings
Click photo go to flickr for notes on rings / plastic bead and plastic cabone rings
thread padded rings #1
battenberg with thread  rings
 Romanian European Macramé & Point Lace & Crochet. Get yours at bighugelabs.com
flickr group

Saturday, November 26, 2011

video on Oya

Found a video on Oya, not in English but very good.  Some day I will find some one local who can speak English and show me this as I know I miss some things like the type of thread and things of that sort in the video.  Her speed is amazing there is a woman who has made a ton of Oya in her life.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Romanian Point Lace along

rpl pattern 5 inches by 5 inches
Version 1
version 2 for RPLAL
Version 2
rplround  number 3
Version 3
There is a Romanian Point lace along starting in the Ravelry group Romanian Point Lace.  You have 1 month to prep for it make your cord, and rings and get your pattern transferred to fabric.  I will be posting how to here on my blog  All three template links for this  RPLAL are below in this post click read more below left

RPL cord made by my oldest daughter

My oldest daughter has taken on the challenge to make me some cord. This is what she has made in the last few days working on this. May not look like much to most people but that is 4 1/2 yards pretty good amount I would say. It was just a small ball of size 10 thread I handed her. She asked for more when she finished this so now I have given her a humongous ball of cream size 10 thread. I will see how far she get on this hopefully she won't burn out and will be able to help me make cord.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanskgiving Greetings

Hope everyone is having a lovely day with family and friends. Take care and many happy returns of the day love wendy

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Romanian Point lace fans

This photo by Lady loop
rightThere is a new group on Ravelry all about Romanian Point Lace (RPL for short). 
We are gathering as much information on
  • books 
  • on line items 
  • tips/ hints
  • questions / answers
  • eyecandy
We are trying to put it together all in one data base with people who already know how to make this type of lace so if you have been a fan of it but didn't know how to, where to get info, or are just curious this may be something you want to check into.  There is still the group on flickr that I admin too.
 Romanian European Macramé & Point Lace & Crochet. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blessing gown

up close blessing gown 
My sister-in-law sent me some pictures of my newest niece wearing the gown I made for her blessing.   She lives several states away not to bad since I could not try it on her. On the bonnet there is a ribbon that when you pull ...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Mummy Egyptian Mask

after being trimmed 
My middle daughter has been studying Egypt in school and they are supposed to make a death mask.  Well that was supposed to happen this morning but with a fever 101+ yeah umm she didn't go to school.  So I went to school for about an hour so I could see how it was done and came home and did this with her.
This is how I was taught to do this...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

baby blessing gown

gift for my sister in law
This is a gift for my sister-in-law she recently had a baby.  I was helping her recently and realized I had not sent a gift so I scrambled these last two weeks to get a bonnet made and dress so she could have it  before the baby's blessing.  She has already made a beautiful...

Friday, October 28, 2011

beaded headpiece

right side and front 
Remember how for the play I was looking for a beaded head band that I made years ago to put on Potifer's wife.  Wouldn't you know it I just found it.  Too late for the play but hey you get to see it all the same.  It is the same design on the front as the one...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Helm chainmaille earrings with beads

helm earrings 
Another item I made while visiting my sister-in-law was this pair of earrings.  When I got home I added the beads to the maille.  I really miss having this sister-in-law live near by I have so much fun with her.  I have dragged her to...

4 in 1 English chainmaille belt

as a belt
Long ago when I was in high school I made a chainmaille skirt (from when I use to go to Ren-Fairs a lot) I have no idea where it is now.  Over the last eight days I have been visiting with relatives and one of them had some links...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Caramel Apples

caraqmel apples I made
Last week for family home evening the girls and I made caramel apples from scratch.  MMMMM so good!  We used this recipe from the Anderson's that I posted a few years back just cooked it a little longer to the hard ball stage to make the caramel a little more ridged so it would not slide off of the apples.  Place on a greased cookie sheet to cool and enjoy. Please let me know if you make some and if you enjoyed them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

N. J. & Crocodile Amigurmi

amugurmi made by my middle daughter 
As you know if you have read this blog very long my daughters love to make amiguri animals dolls people.  Quiet often they make them for friends as gifts.    This first one is actually a friend...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Beadwork collar

I love this collar I originally started it in size 10 seed beads the same as the hat but as I was supper close to deadlines I stopped that one and started over with size 0/6 Czech glass seed beads.  Which made it exactly the size I wanted it to be hitting right at the edge of the shoulder.  It took me two days to make...

Beadwork hat finished

This hat was done in time for the play along with 157 other items I made between Sept 20 and October 13 ( 23 days).  That was an insane three weeks but well worth the effort the student did such a spectacular job on the play I was glad I could contribute to it.  I made the items in a total of about 415 hours...

Friday, October 14, 2011

The play...

Opening has happened and I just wanted to say how great all the people in the play are from the tech crew to the actors to the two directors. I always have fun helping in these productions the reward is to see the students so happy after they see all their hard work and they receive the praise of the audience.  These photos are from the dress rehearsal as I forgot my camera last night.  To see more photos from the play go here on Flickr.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knitted fingerless gloves


This is the post that I had on Whip Up one year ago today. I hope you enjoy it encase you missed that post when I guest blogged.  There is also a crochet version of this on this blog already too.
Fall is just around the corner...

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