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RPL filling stitch for leaves-how to

Today I finished a new Romanian Point Lace pattern special for Valentine Day and when I did the pictures I thought of the big number of filling stitches that I use and sometimes I stay and think which one will look better.

Many  RPL (romanian point lace ) models have leaves or spaces that need to be filled in order to obtain a beautiful, delicate lace.  One of the most simple stitches is the infinite stich.

The name comes from the shape of  the stitch, like an horizontal eight- the sign of infinite. To realize this stitch ,insert the needle in the cord near the base of the leave (or space to be completed) and make two stitches behind the needle to secure the thread . From the base of the leave (left or right – as you feel comfortable) insert the needle in the lateral stitch of the cord from top – down with the thread over the needle held up  with the finger and go parallel ,to the opposite part and insert again the needle in same way . The thread will be held down toward the end of the leave at each stitch with the thumb and inserted in the lateral of  the cord .A finished leave bellow.

f1-6

 

 

If the space is bigger and this stitch is not filling well the pattern ,you can pass to the next level and do a stitch over this one, in the middle (like a rib).

f1-1

 

To do this stitch, start from the middle base(or top) of the leave and do one (or two)buttonhole stitches on the right and other one or two  to the left side keeping the stitches always in the middle .

f1-4

I started from the top in this case and I did two stitches each side because the space between cords is equal from base to the top and quite wide. Finished it looks like this.

f1-5

Romanian Point Lace  filling stitches are various and you can choose which ever you feel like. Even if the pattern has one specific filling feel free to change and experiment and in this way you will have a true piece of art with a little bit of your imagination and originality .

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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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Drawn thread or open work- free pattern for a decorative pillow

 

 

I love to change pillows around my house as much as my mother use to change the position of furniture once. One day my bed was here, second day at the opposite wall. Then I hate it but now…

I have summer pillowcases, winter ones, Easter, Christmas, bad day, good day,I hate you, I love you, I don`t give a sh..  and a tone of others to do, in my computer and in my work basket, just because I think that you can change a house by changing small things like pillows or curtains (about this another time ).

After I planned to do a cross stitch pillow case with a big heart full of letters, with beautiful colors (different tones of pink), I bought material, thread and all but then…. I stumbled over a drawn thread (or open work or punto tirato) project and I fell in love (again). My DH is still amazed how I can change my mind in one second and do a totally different project from the one I started. What !!! I have to feel guilty ??? No, one day I will still do that wonderful pink heart. Just not now.

This is  one of the  free books from  Antique Pattern Library where you can find wonderful patterns and details about how to do drawn thread work and pretty much everything about handwork .The one I used is here and is very good even if you know nothing about this technique because is explained very well and complete

Free  drawn thread book from antique pattern library

Free drawn thread book from antique pattern library

At page 32 is the figure 70 for an open work ground

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

and this is the result.

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

I still have to do those spirals over but is so delicate and I like it so much as it is. For the moment it stays like this.

More details next time.

Good night ladies.

 

 

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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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