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Monday, January 25, 2016

Easy, Romantic Scarf Made from Doilies

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?”

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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.

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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.

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A few minutes and 12 doilies later I had a romantic scarf!

I love all of the various shades of white, ivory and ecru.

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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.”

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It’s the season of romance, let’s all wear doilies!

Laura

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21 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, you are so clever. This looks so pretty and I love the pic of you, so pretty in blue.

Mary Steinbrink said...

What a great idea, Laura! I may have to try that. Thanks for brightening up a dreary Monday!

Stacey said...

Laura, you amaze me!!

Kiki Nakita said...

What a lovely idea. Perfect to wear while watching Downton Abbey and sipping tea.

Terri Steffes said...

So very pretty! My MIL used to do such beautiful work. The thread was so thin and silky. She did a tablecloth for my daughter's wedding that is breathtaking.

Eilis said...

Very pretty. It will be beautiful with so many colors.

Bonnie said...

What a great idea and soo feminine!

Auntie Em said...

Your beautiful scarf is so pretty and romantic! It looks lovely. I like it with your cozy sweater and the broach.
A very clever idea for getting those pretty pieces of handwork out and enjoying them.
Thanks for sharing! :)

happywonderer.com said...

What a great idea! It really is pretty...

Ruth W said...

That is just fabulous! Very clever, and very romantic!
Ruth

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Effectivement c'est une merveilleuse idée que celle de ce magnifique foulard !! Nous avons tous des napperons qui ont fini leur vie dans un tiroir car trop jolis pour s'en débarrasser complètement.
Ils vont vivre une seconde jeunesse grâce à vous !

Gros bisous ♡

Rhona Lutton said...

Great idea.

Blondie's Journal said...

How talented and clever you are, Laura! I love it and you make a beautiful model!

Jane

Lisa said...

The scarf is beautiful Laura! And you look so beautiful wearing it!

Christine said...

The box of doilies were gifted to the perfect person.
You are so artistic!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is a great idea! It looks very romantic.

Katie Mansfield said...

I will be making one of these. I had a wonderful time today, Laura. I feel like we are long lost cousins or something. We have to do it again. Next time I'll drive out your way.


Richella Parham said...

Laura, you're brilliant! What a great way to use doilies! Back in the 80's I had a collar made from a large round doily with a slit cut in it. It was pretty, but NOTHING so lovely and romantic looking as this. It looked sweet, but kind of too sweet. This looks precious but also sophisticated. So cool!

Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

Janet Parker said...

I linked with you by way of Grace at Home. What a wonderful way to not only use those old heirlooms but pay tribute to the foremothers who made them. I have a stack of various size doilies made by my husband's grandmother and great aunt and will be so pleased to make this beautiful and lovely scarf with them.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Charmingly Lovely

Debby Ray said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love vintage doilies and this is a perfect way to put them to use. What a truly feminine and romantic addition to most any top! Thanks for sharing.