I have been collecting vintage doilies for ages and generally just hoarding them. Last year however, I started to incorporate them into some of my work and I have plans for more doily projects. I find them so appealing in all their shapes and sizes and I’m not the only one, check out these doily creations – lace lamp DIY, doily wedding dress, lacy bird bowl, doily tea towel, vintage doily bunting. Some of my favourite “doily art” is the work of NeSpoon, her work is so inspiring. Doilies have even made their way to Ikea and I just couldn’t resist their doily-esque plant pot.
I like the idea of using the image and pattern of doilies, not just the doilies themselves and I had a little go at a bit of machine embroidery (photo below) this week with my brand new embroidery/darning foot. This is my very first attempt at machine embroidery so I’ll need a bit more practice. I would like to be able to make my own doilies and with this (fantasy) in mind I bought some doily patterns.
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