It;s Spring Down under and I was in the mood for a little fun in pink…. I am working on a piece that is inspired by traditional Romanian Point Lace, but it has a touch of modern lace into it by the structure, the design and way of creating it.
Check it out! But it’s still work in progress….. I am thinking of framing it…. I am using a wide cord in ecru for the framing, edge and a floral design in the centre. It;s flowers and leaves in a oval composition hold together with simple bars in an abstract design in pink and ecru.
This last week was crazy, so I decided to take some time out and simply enjoy a bit. I tried the new Nespresso, -love it of course! In case you want to know, I had a Nicaragua. If you had one let me know, how you liked it!
When you are looking for a great thread to work with, for a variety of craft possibilities, Valdani might be a solution!
Valdani, is wonderful for Embroidery, Crochet, Knitting, Irish lace and of course Romanian Point Lace.
This company is based in Canada and threads are produced in Romania. Va pup Romania! ( I kiss you Romania) I am always exited to find out that something that has a lot of quality is produced in my home country! Proud moment!
Valdani is great because it has so many threads to offer, in great colours and the quality of each section, being, silk, cotton, wool, etc is amazing.
I will be creating some jewellery pieces using the Valdani, color 12 JP7 and color 8 P8 thread. Both sample thread feel great on the skin and in the hands to work with as well has a great soft shine and the colours are divine.
I was using a vintage crochet hook from JMRA ( 1.5mm) lace making hook to create the Romanian Point Lace cord. The thread was wonderful to work and it was easy to create the RPL cord.
Watch the video below and comment if you have some experience with Valdani, or you would like to ask some questions that I did not cover in the video or blog post.
I am not paid by Valdani, I simple love to introduce new products when it comes to Romanian Point Lace or to people who always wanted to try this brand out.
The quality of Valdani is wonderful and you pay a certain price for quality, great quality.
I love the idea that you can pick variety of threads for crochet, knit, embroidery,quilting, etc…. I can recommend the Perle Cotton as well as the Silk Floss and the new collection sets.
Have you used Valdani threads before, if yes please let me know how you like and what you made!
So if you never worked with Valdani before, feel free to try it out! You will not regret it!
Stay tuned to the next blog post on the Romanian Point Lace Jewellery I created using the Valdani brand!
If you are addicted to yarn like me, admit it and follow your passion! I encourage you yo try this gorgeous Sydney based yarn brand out! I was so exited to receive the parcels from Mislet & Dandellie
These yarn types are fabulous to work with and feel amazing in the hand, on the hook and are great to handle.
The Liz Yarn is stunning- A lace cotton, that is soft, easy to care for and fabulous not only for Crochet, but also for lace knitting also known as Ajour Knit , Romanian Point Lace and even Embroidery! Yes, you hear right, even for embroidery and I will prove it to you!
The Cotton is very soft and easy to work with. You will enjoy every stitch you make!
To test the threads for you I developed a design, that is easy to wear and multi functional . E voila my wrap, shawl, neck warmer, etc….
You can win this shoulder wrap if you do the following!
Lace making is such an intensive , consummating craft that you need to choose quality.
Quality starts with the design, I am talking about Romanian Point Lace in this case and the thread you are using.
In this post I want to introduce to you a very high quality thread. I like to call it the DMC Thread of the Eastern Europe! LOL
This thread is divine to work with. It;s perfect for fine crochet and of course lace making. These days it comes in all colours but the traditional colours are still the best to work with. Ecru and Cappuccino.
The thread is called ROMANOFIR and is Made in Romania.
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You can order the thread online ROMANOFIR or from different yarn and thread stores online in RO. Most of them speak English.
Once you work with this thread, you will want no other.
In the world of crochet, knit, lace making, bobbin, Irish crochet, there is a lot to pick from when it comes to threads….
Do you have a favourite thread to work with? I sure do…. and I am pretty sure if you are a professional in the fibre world and you deal on a daily base with yarn and thread you have.
When it comes to cotton, I have to say that DMC is always first- it;s expensive but it does a fabulous job. Not only that it is great to work with but it keeps it;s shape and that is what you want, when it comes to Irish lace and Romanian Point Lace (RPL) at least.
Now when we do not talk about cotton, I love to work with viscose. It its light, easy to crochet the cord with for the Romanian Lace and it has a nice luxurious finish. Here as well we have many brands to work with.
Today I want to introduce two of my favourite that I love to crochet with and to make lace.
These are both from Yarn- Paradise and one is from the brand ICE Yarns named MIMOSA and the other is also from ICE Yarns but called YarnArt TULIP
They are both Viscose Microfibre and differ just a little in price. Both are great to work with and give a pleasant finish to your projects.
MIMOSA is slightly a bit more rigid, that means it;s great for lace projects that are meant to be as home decoration or for jewellery.
It has more body and can handle the a 3D design. It is very flexible and stretchable.
The YarnArt TULIP is also very great does a very good job, BUT is softer and your finger will thank you. Specially if you tent to have a very tight tension, when you crochet, knit or doing RPL.
You can feel the difference, once you touch the threads. The TULIP is very soft, great for knitting, crochet and I love to use it for embroidery.
If there is any thread you like to work with, feel free to let me know! Also tell me about your experience with these brands or other microfibre, viscose, cotton, etc…
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