Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lets make a bead oya TOGETHER!


So I dont make many tutorials but I thought I would do this one just for the bead oya lovers out there. I will be divulging into the many uses of the oya made popular by Adele Recklies on her website which teaches what she has simply named "oya stitch" which I know to be Yillan Kemigi or Snakes Bone oya, which originated in my mother in laws home city of Konya in Turkey.  This oya can be made simply as it is and attached to a scarf, or can have more complicated designs where the "snakes bone" acts as a sort of band that holds the rest of the oya.  Today I will be showing you a basic tutorial simply called "eyebrow."  My mother in law taught me this oya, and its really simple and beautiful to make.  To achieve the best results, I suggest becoming familiar with the yillan kemigi oya before beginning this tutorial, as I have simple pictures and captions to explain what to do.  You can find the tutorial HERE

Now I know there are some people out there who will disregard what I'm about to say, but I'd appreciate if you have a little respect and not post these instructions to your website, blog, anything without linking BACK to me.  I've taken the time to teach you something, atleast be kind enough to acknowledge the person who taught you.  Thankyou :)

Chain one, take one bead chain one.

Go into the 1st ch and sc, slide another bead down close it and ch 1
Go into bead and sc, slide down bead and ch 1, turn and repeat
This is how Yillan Kemigi is formed, Now for the "eyebrow" part...
So we have what it looks like on the left.  After 4 beads in total, chain 8 and go into left side of 2nd bead from
your hook and sc. ch 1 and take a bead, go into ch and sc.  Do this 7 times.  The 7th bead will become
part of the yillan kemigi.  The step by step is below.

Ch 8, sc into left side of 2nd bead from hook.

7 beads over chain.Ch 1 and sc into far side of snakes bone (continuing the snake bone oya stitch.)  slide down bead
ch 1 turn and go into 7th bead of the "eyebrow"  repeat these steps.  You can leave as many beads in between motifs as you like, I normally leave 2 or 3.

When your oya is long enough, chain 8 and dc into left side of 2nd bead from hook.  Ch 6 and repeat till end.

I hope this tutorial is to your liking.  I hope you all have a lovely day!


Reckless Beading March 20, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Love the tutorial; I can't wait to try it. Thanks for mentioning my tutorial of the Snakes Bone stitch. Actually I don't call it oya stitch. I gave it the name of Turkish Flat Bead Crochet because the lovely shopkeeper in Ehphesus who taught us the stitch didn't speak English and people kept asking "what is it?". I later found out that one of the proper names is Snakes Bone and added that to my explanation.

AnatolianCollections March 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

No worries Adele, Sorry for the mistake, I just remember reading what you wrote a while ago and I must have mistakenly remembered that you called it "oya stitch" haha. Never mind. I look forward to seeing your results, and maybe in the near future I'll post another tutorial using the yillan kemigi technique again. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day.

kalliopi August 18, 2016 at 10:02 AM

thank you for the nice tuto

namrata March 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM

it is great its so much helpful as i was searching a lot to see it done step wise . please do teach other patterns also

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