Last year my cousin Lynn sent me a large box of vintage embroidered linens and doilies. I have been giving it my best shot to follow her instructions “to make something lovely”.
As the weather turned chilly and Valentine’s Day crafts floated through my mind I thought “Could I make a romantic, lacey scarf from doilies?”
I quickly laid out a few doilies and decided I would create a pattern that would range from a large 10 inch doily down to a small 3 inch doily.
While I could have sewn the doilies together I thought it would be fun to add some additional ties of lace. A big needle helped to guide the lace through each doily.
A few minutes and 12 doilies later I had a romantic scarf!
I love all of the various shades of white, ivory and ecru.
I’ve worn the scarf on three seperate occasions and each time I have had several women inquire where I bought it from. They were truly tickled when I told them, then quickly showed them, how it was made. One and all responded with comments such as “I have a stack of doilies my aunt, mother, grandmother… gave me. I’m going right home and digging them out.”
It’s the season of romance, let’s all wear doilies!
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