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Original hook for Romanian Point Lace

If you have difficulties to crochet the cord for Romanian Point Lace the problem can be the hook.

As you can see from photos the hook is very thin all along length.These are the original hooks (from Romania) used for RPL. Small number crochet hooks from England or Italy (no 0.75 or 1) are small only at the end.

SNC00468 SNC00472 SNC00473SNC00467

Try to find hooks similar to these, very thin on all length. Even here, in RPL country, only one factory still  produce this kind of hooks.

Have a good day ladies.

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Back to you with RPL free doily pattern

After few month without posts I am back and ready to blogg again. Good news is that I am back home (in Romania) so I have access to good thread  and supplies for Romanian Point Lace. Hopefully I will be OK again and post more often.

No matter what, I can see that there are over 10.000 visitors and top country is USA. Thank you all for visiting my humble playground.I promise new patterns and beautiful projects to do together.

Today a doily, free pattern , 54 cm long, 34 cm wide .

mll8-tt

PDF format:

mll8-q1 mll8-q2 mll8-q3 mll8-q4 mll8-t mll8-tt

Print 4 quarters (each one is an A4 format) , see on mll8-t how look the parts together and on mll8-tt where to put the bars.

To see how to start a project check here  https://yesterdaystories.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/romanian-point-lace-how-to-start-a-project/

To see how to do the cord  https://yesterdaystories.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/romanian-point-lace-simple-rpl-narrow-cord/

To see how to bast the cord : https://yesterdaystories.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/cal-first-week-programme-for-july-daffodil-square-doily-rpl/

For any details I am here or on Ravelry  with the Romanian Pont Lace Group

Hope you like it. Enjoy

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Romanian Point Lace-two types of double cord new photos and cross stitched pillows

 

After  this post about double cord in two variants_ see here_ new photos with details . A video will follow soon.

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

double cord in RPL with details

Hope that this is helpful. I try to do the video on this as soon as possible.

Mean time I finished to cross stitch my trio of 100% love .

cross stitched celtic heart

cross stitched celtic heart

 

 cross stitched love square gift

cross stitched love square gift

 

 

You make me smile when skies are grey  cross stitched words

You make me smile when skies are grey cross stitched words

We speak of pillows of course and all 3 are made on a square of aida 100 per 100 points, so 100 percents of love . How cute is this!  Lavender colour,not very visible here,  so sweet and calm inspiring. A gift to be for my friend K. and her husband.

Good night ladies.

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Video for 3D shape cord-rpl free pattern

Hi again,

My post about the tridimensional crocheted RPL cord was not very clear so I tried to do a video.

Any further questions are welcomed.

And  the story.

At the end of September, tourists return at their homes and the sea is a deserted place. Again. Not that I don`t like the silence. Is just that feeling that you miss something ( the sounds, the music).

a tree on the beach after storm

a tree on the beach after storm

Every year they let something behind, something to remember. An umbrella, a ball, a doll.You can find them on the beach laing  abandoned, sad.  This year is different. Is something cute, sweet and very naughty.

He is already friend with my 4 cats and thinks that is the owner of the house.

Cute. Have a nice day ladies.

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3D shape cord-rpl free pattern

Hello again ,

Triangular shape cord is simple and create a 3d effect when is used to contour shapes.

Less used for flowers, this cord look good on the edges for smal, delicate doilies.

Pattern

-chain 3 loose

-2 sc in front thread of first ch

-1 sc in second thread of ch1

-TL

-1 sc in two front threads

TL.

Now you can start to see the triangular shape. All 3 sides of the cord are visible and will start to twist a little bit.  Do not worry, when basted, will look good and to do the filling you will insert the needle in left or right side. In that way the top of triangle remains always up an create a nice profile to your work.

Repeat till necessary length achieved. Because is not very clear in photos I did a sketch.

3D RPL cord free patern

3D RPL cord free pattern

 

3D RPL cord free pattern

3D RPL cord free pattern

 

3D RPL cord free pattern

3D RPL cord free pattern

 

3D RPL cord free pattern

3D RPL cord free pattern

 

Enjoy.

 

 

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September blues- crochet, crosstitch and a little bit of knitting

I have to admit that being summer and at 5 minutes from sea did not helped too much to progress on any started project.

But, as usual, even if I did n`t finished much work , I started another two or three.

First, I finished the blue pillow and is just how I imagined, lovely without being modest.

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

 

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

 

and a detail

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

romanian stitched motifs, blackwork

 

I started a new biscornu with FOB (not that I need another one) just to see how works this degrade mouline thread.

biscornu, fob, crosstitch

biscornu, fob, crosstitch

Mouline no 57 from anchor. Nice , good blend. Colour much more beautiful then the pic.

 

biscornu, fob, crosstitch

biscornu, fob, crosstitch

I started a round tablecloth because the crochet magazine had 2oo grams of no 12 thread included and the picture was way to  beautiful to be left for a future time.

crocheted round table cloth

crocheted round table cloth

This is just first 5 or 6 rounds from 64. God, now I have to buy a round table.

Apparently my DH think that I fall in love to easy for all the pretty things I see. What can I do, I am just a girl .

For a good measure I designed another RPL project and I started to put it right for RAV.  Soon to be done and published. For a first :

a quarter of Romanian point lace doily no2

a quarter of Romanian point lace doily no2

Transfered on cloth already.Started to measure the amount of cord needed.

a quarter of Romanian point lace doily no2

a quarter of Romanian point lace doily no2

I am ashamed to admit that beside all this I have other two or three things started ,a crosstitch one(pillow of course) and a knitting one (just Triinu)  even that I promised to stop at 3 projects at a time… is just that I fell in love too easy.

 

 

 

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Romanian Point Lace- plate cord free patern

This simple to do plate cord can be used on edges of projects and also in the interior of projects where wide cord is required. Wide approx 8 mm.

I used this cord here on the square doily just finished for July CAL on Rav , crochet hook no1,

thread  thread used for cord in romanian point lace

thread used for cord in romanian point lace

Hope you like it.

Abbreviations
Ch- chain
sc = single crochet
TL- turn left
First:chain 3,1 sc in each chain- this is foundation row, TL
Row 1:*skip first ch ,1 sc in second ch from hook (both threads), 1 sc in third ch from hook(both threads), 1 sc in the edge ( take only one thread), TL* repeat to desired length.

plate cord romanian point lace

plate cord romanian point lace

to see the difference

compare between two romanian lace cords

compare between two romanian lace cords

 

And now, the story (of yesterday).

Most of you already know that I grow up in a communist country.  I soon learned that being left handed is a kind of shame or disease and, if you can, is better to try to pretend that you are“ normal“ .

First class at school, despite the fact that I knew to write well ,thanking to my 2 years older brother, I was forced to learn  again how to write correct- with the good hand, the right one.

My lovely teacher found that a good way to do this is to put a glove in my left hand and to tide it to my back with a cord (not Romanian cord).  What do you want more for a small girl to feel “special“ ??brother

I still have flash backs with my mother whispering – do not use THAT hand,  and later a lot of people around-Oh my god, you are left handed !!

Finally I learned to do almost all things like “normal“ people and I still try to hide “the disease“.  I learned also that being different( left handed, gay,dyslexic, autist) is not easy, not pleasant but is in your brain and it cannot be changed. Wish all the best to all normal or special people around.

Good night ladies

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