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?
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!
Yes, Beltane, does it ring a bell? Maybe vague or not at all so let me tell you how I know Beltane. It;s a wonderful celebration that is happening on May 1st. It;s just getting cozy warm outside, everybody has his best clothes on ( traditional Trachten – folk costumes – hand made clothes and floral crowns)
There is dance and music and wonderful food and a lot of fun. celebration new beginning and prosper mother nature. It is also known as Kronenfest.
So welcome May and have a happy Beltane! We dress the tables with Romanian Lace and wear the collars in Romanian Point Lace and carry on traditional styles.
What I do specific on this day….. Well, meditate, wear a traditional blouse in my case the Romanian Blouse. I place fresh flowers in the house and now that I have a little one I make her a flower crown.
You can add herbs and all the flowers you like. Enjoy this day and have fun… If the weather is great it;s even better. Even if you cant do it all, your intention is what counts.
Ribbons and wreaths are created – the vibes are wonderful. But an easy thing to do is a May Spring Pole Planter. I still work on one but this is what I found on Pinterest!
I hope you have a great day! If you want to make your own Maypole, check this link out HERE!
If you work with threads and yarns, like me, you know the difficulties sometimes to choose colours… It;s not that I can;t match and mix, that’s not it…. it;s the possibilities…. oh boy…..
So to get some feedback, I asked my followers form IG click HERE to follow….. to pick between green and red shades.
And the crowd has spoken! And RED it is….. To the simple crochet pattern I will add Romanian Point Lace designs, of course in traditional Romanian Point Lace designs, floral and organic elements. These elements will be in Bordeaux and Red…. later on for the top should part will be a lighter colour. The lighter colour is still not picked but it will probably be a pink shade…. something lighter to brighten up the neckline.
The Romanian Point Lace will be a mix of colours and cords. as well as an organic pattern.
As I started the project I wanted to start with a different Romanian Point Lace cord. It is wider and flatter with the Bordeaux. Check it out in the picture below!
It takes a while to get used to it, since it;s different from all the other cords but it;s fun and great for Crochet clothing giving it a clean edge and fine result. It;s neat and holds it;s shape great.
As you can see, the cord has a wave pattern in it. and once achieving the right length, you can start with the crochet part of the design. It is easy to create a design by using the edges of the cord….
The first block of colour in this case Bordeaux, counting 20 rows of crochet a second colour block will follow in Red, Since this project is still wip….. I can;t tell you how many rows of red will be made. So far it;s around 25…..
Now for the Romanian Point Lace part, I started in Bordeaux see below…..
It;s always an interesting process, meditative to me and relaxing to sew the cord to the calico and thinking about the fillings. Some of the fillings you can see in the image below. Remember, do not so more thn 3 designs in one element!
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