In my search for some pretty things for our bedroom wall, I found a doily Mum gave to me a while ago. It’s almost 30cm wide! She made it many years ago, in a time where she crocheted so many of them. She looks back now and doesn’t remember where she ever got the patience to crochet something so intricate.
I do remember many of these doilys from my childhood – I had one in variegated bright pink! But at the time (and not until recently when I attempted a small motif myself) I didn’t appreciate the amount of time and effort that went in to creating one.
So what better way to keep the doily memory alive by mounting it on fabric and using an embroidery hoop as a frame:
After blocking the doily and sewing in the ends, I used small stitches in a coordinating sewing thread to secure it to the fabric. I didn’t trim off the excess fabric from the hoop until I had finished sewing, so I could pull it nice and taught at the end.
I intentionally didn’t sew the very last row of edging down – it still sits nice and flat but has more of a 3D effect.
I really love how it turned out, and I think Mum might just like it too
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