If you think about Dreamcatchers, what do you remember or what do you know about? Dreamcatchers originate, from the Native Americans and were first only in a few tribes. They were used in the tipis and were always placed above the sleeping area or the entrance of the tipi. The concept of the Dreamcatcher is to have a circle with a specific geometrical shape inside to catch a nightmare as well as to trap it. The idea is that once the dream is in the catcher the wind will take it away! You have probably seen that many original dreamcatchers have feathers and gemstone beads like Turquoise for protection, or apache tears, black obsidian, and quartz of course. Some had sage leaves on them that would have been changed regularly.
The topic of dreamcatchers is fantastic. The reason, I am interested in dreamcatchers, is my little one. She is six and had some nightmares. Now, I am about to create a dreamcatcher, in Romanian Point Lace of course for her.
I am creating it in red because red is one of her favorite colors. I am using many shades of red and the size of the catcher is just below 20cm.
I am using different cord sizes as you see below and a few different fillings. The concept of the catcher is to combine a few different fillings harmonically.
If you look at the image, I created a spider wheel, as part of the filling. The reason I included it, was because, the original dreamcatchers, were also called spiders women. Spider-woman would catch and trap the dreams. I am still not sure how I would hang it, but I am sure it will be in an artistic way. I actually think to frame, in an open frame. so the dreams, get trapped and I can smudge them later on…..
At the moment it’s still just an idea! Nothing is set in stone! On that hand, I also want to say that this pattern, is special.
I will gift it to my followers and to those who love to create point lace…
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Let me know how you feel about a dreamcatcher and how was it to use one?
The grape is a delicious fruit and with the deeply rooted history. In Romania the grapes have a special place. Like any other country we make wine of course but we also make Most. It’s kinda like mwine but more like a nectar. It’s fabulous for the gut and kids can enjoy a glass.
In ancient time the god of wine Dionisos was a big deal in Romania, almost as much as he was in ancient Greece. We had holy places at Ulpia Traiana (capital of Dacia) where wine was offered for Dionisos… With that in mind, the grape was very important. In fact still today we start Autumn with a festival of wine, we give the first glass back to the soil when we open a bottle and we incorporate the grape design into our paintings and lace making.
In Romanian Point Lace this design is even called the grape. The one above is my personal one. But since the design was popular I made one for the store.
Above golden autumn… Sold out, but get in touch for custom designs.
If you are interested in the bullion stitch check out the tutorials and instant pattern!
Check out the necklace called the grapes. It’s available in the store or on Etsy!
It’s October so I hope you welcome this month with a smile.
On October 14th my little Atharvan will be 5 months, so you see time flies.
October is a very exciting month when you have children. I have a five year old that loves Halloween and with that in mind, the ghost duo was created.
These cute ghost pattern are available on the Website and are a fantastic point lace pattern Project. The pattern has a bonus tutorial and goes into details on the bullion stitch.
Due to Covid-19 halloween might be a bit different but you never know! How will you celebrate Halloween?
October is also special due to the fact that we have two full moons to celebrate the Hunter’s Moon tomorrow and actually on Halloween.
So if you missed out tomorrow the full moon Reiki session you can still book one on Halloween – the energy will be great!
Also did you know today is international coffee day? I hope you enjoyed at least one cup today!
I love orchids… so there was no other way around as creating Romanian Point Lace pattern out of it. There is no particular, orchid that I love more, I find them all insanely gorgeous.
So I made a few orchid designs, that not only look great on its own but fantastic as a group. You can create a fabulous unique Point lace doily out of it and so much more!
Since the baby is born, I had no extra time to devote to the orchids and create a full doily out of it, but I am sure you can with the help of these patterns!
There is a red one, a blue and a dusty pink that has an actual doily pattern to it! I am sure you will love it!
You can find them all in the shop section HERE Happy Shopping! Enjoy!
I enjoyed creating them all, but I can’t make up my mind, which one is my favorite! What orchid is your favorite and why?
I love them all in a way but what I liked the most, was working with this amazing thread by Romanofir. If you want to try this type of thread, check it out HERE !
This thread is soft, silky but holds its power! It’s organic and comes from a very long tradition of
Drop a comment below and let me know!
PS: Call me crazy but I smudged the crochet hook before starting each pattern and also I smudged each pattern after I was done working on it! The pattern got it’s energy back- it takes a lot of energy working on the pattern!
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