So I was just looking through google, it seems like everyone and their dog wants to learn how to do oya loll. I believe I wouldnt have been able to get to where I am today without a whole load of time on my hands and someone else to teach me. I think its a bit adventurous to try and learn something that has no patterns and no actual way of teaching except through another person who actually knows this art. If you have a load of time on your hands and you're persistant in trying to learn this artform, then I say good on you! Although for Tig Oyalar (crochet oya) I suppose anyone with a crocheting background can in a way figure out how to do the patterns. Mekik Oyalar (Tatted oya) is easy for anyone who knows how to tat, because in retrospect you can just make up your own patterns with rings and chains or whatever, you can even go that one step further and mix 2 types of oya together eg: crochet and tatting, where you'd make your base as crochet and tat flowers to attach to it, or the other way around. I hope to find the time to show you all some of my experimentations in the near future.
On another note, how hot is Manu from dancing with the stars? lol